Top UN Official Yvo de Boer Resigns

GreenBeings| Yvo de Boer, the UN’s top climate change official has announced he will resign on July 1, after nearly four years in the position. The notice gives the UN significant time to find a successor five months before 193 countries are due to reconvene in Mexico for another attempt at a global deal on climate.

In a statement, Mr de Boer said: “It was a difficult decision to make, but I believe the time is ripe for me to take on a new challenge.”

Mr De Boer said he would become a consultant on climate and sustainability issues for KPMG, a global accounting firm, and would be associated with several universities. Read on BBC News