South Africa's Van Schalkwyk Seeks Top UN Climate Post

    South Africa is planning to nominate current Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk to replace Yvo de Boer as chief of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, Engineering News reports. De Boer resigned in February and will officially step down on July 1. South Africa said it was approached by several development partners, including international nonprofit organizations and business institutions, on the availability of van Schalkwyk for the position. President Jacob Zuma already met with van Schalkwyk to discuss the issue, according to Engineering News.

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