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What first attracted you to the multi million pound job greening the world?

Why would the UN's climate change chief take a job in the corporate world? – Telegraph Blogs - Rowena Mason

Lots will be asking why a frustrated former government official would want to leave a thankless role in a bureaucratic enclave of the UN for the handsomely-paid world of business... the burden of raising a $10 trillion dollars by 2030 to help “green” the world’s energy sector will increasingly be left to private corporations. While many clean technologies are still economially unattractive, it’s difficult to see how these huge sums will be conjured without government intervention. But the problem of private finance was always the endangered elephant in the room at Copenhagen and perhaps Mr de Boer is one of the men to start helping companies get their heads around the conundrum.

The man's a saint, he is leaving his "thankless role in a bureaucratic enclave of the UN for the handsomely-paid world of business" just to help "green" the world. Only a sceptic would think otherwise.

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More of our money being pissed down the toilet. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/19/eco_astroturf/

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