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Appointment of the month

Yvo de Boer has been appointed head of the Global Green Growth Institute. De Boer was KPMG’s global chairman of climate change and sustainability services and a former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He will lead GGGI, based in Seoul as director-general, serving a four-year term beginning in April.

GGGI is a new intergovernmental organisation founded to support and promote a “green growth” model of economic growth.

“GGGI’s work can add value to creating prosperity at a time when humans are experiencing challenges such as climate change, energy, water, population growth and an increase in urbanisation,” says de Boer. “Multiple challenges faced by humanity can only be effectively addressed through the shift toward economic growth in a more sustainable manner.”

Prior to his post at KPMG, de Boer served as executive secretary of the UNFCCC for nearly four years where he led the international process to respond to climate change. He brought more than 100 world leaders to Copenhagen to the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference and secured commitments from more than 90 countries to reduce greenhouse emissions. 

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