Yvo de Boer
Yvo de Boer ( born June 12, 1954 in Vienna) is a Dutch politician and served from September 2006 to June 2010 Secretary General of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). On 18 February 2010 he announced from 1 July 2010 to his resignation as general secretary to then act as an advisor to the management consulting firm KPMG.
Born in 1954 as the son of a Dutch diplomat in Vienna, he often changed his place of residence and learned many countries and cultures. He attended a boarding school in the UK and moved to a Dutch university, where he earned a degree in social work later.
As department head, he was in the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of International Affairs, including for the cooperation with the EU, responsible. In addition, he served there as Deputy Director General for Environmental Protection and Head of the Department of climate change and was responsible for the areas of housing and public relations. De Boer has also worked for the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements (UN -HABITAT ).
With the global climate change, he was in charge since 1994 and worked in his position critical to the drafting of EU positions in the negotiations on the Kyoto Protocol. He initiated an international dialogue about the mechanism for clean development and was also involved in international discussions with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, a consortium of companies with the aim of promoting sustainable development.
In September 2006 he was appointed as the successor of the deceased in October 2005 Joke Waller -Hunter to the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn. On 18 February 2010, he resigned from this office with effect from 1 July of the year back. Was succeeded by the Costa Rican Christiana Figueres.