Indonesia Vies for Top UN Climate Post

Indonesia expressed interest in the United Nations’ top climate change position, which will be vacant starting July following the resignation of current chief Yvo de Boer, the Jakarta Post reports. The country’s favored candidates include Liana Bratasida, an international environmental affairs expert connected with the environment ministry and Agus Purnomo, a recent addition to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s climate change staff. Indonesian officers reportedly tried to lobby participants of a climate change meeting in Bali last week to support the country’s bid for the position, the Jakarta Post adds.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.