Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2006 – and thus the world’s climate change fanatic-in- chief – is stepping down from his lofty role. He’s off to make megabucks as a consultant at KPMG, the multi-national accountants and business consultants who are leaders in the carbon market scam, their efforts aimed at making sure their clients benefit from the trillion dollars bonanza. He will be joining in his new job Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, KPMGs international boss of corporate social responsibility, who had the same role at the BBC and is still an advisor to the BBC World Service Trust and Comic Relief on its climate change policies. And Mr De Boer will also surely soon be sharing platforms again with the BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin, who in March 2009 was chair (no doubt for a fat fee) of the Carbon Market Insights conference (also attended by KPMG) which was an international glutton-fest of all those groups who want to get their snouts into the CO2 trough. Mr Harrabin led Mr de Boer in the in-depth discussions about how the new CO2 regime would be introduced and policed.
In the corrupt world of climate change it’s all very, very cosy for those who make the running.