Former United Nations climate change official to address economic impacts at Vail Symposium event

By Real Vail
March 8, 2012
As part of its ongoing “Hot Topics” series, the Vail Symposium presents global climate change expert Yvo de Boer on Thursday, March 15, at the Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail's Lionshead area. The evening begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by de Boer's presentation at 7 p.m.

De Boer is currently a special global advisor for KPMG Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services. He formerly served as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Yvo de Boer

De Boer will address the “nexus of global drivers the planet and humanity faces and elaborate on how society, and particularly business, can anticipate to make the global economy clean, fair and competitive.”

Before joining the UNFCCC, de Boer was director for international affairs of the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment of the Netherlands, responsible for international policy, both in the context of the European Union, as well as broader international cooperation.

He also served as deputy director general for environmental protection in the same ministry, as head of the Climate Change Department, and has worked in the fields of housing and public information. Early in his career, de Boer worked for the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT).

The cost of the presentation is $35 per person, or $25 for Vail Symposium donors. Go to the Vail Symposium website for more information.

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