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UN's chief for environment criticised over globe-trotting

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE head of the United Nations' environmental agency has been strongly criticised for his frequent flying in a report raising doubts over his green credentials.

Erik Solheim, a 63-year-old Norwegian former environment minister, spent 529 of his first 669 days in the job travelling, according to a draft UN report obtained by Norway's Aftenposten newspaper. The UN's Office of Internal Oversight Services claimed that Mr Solheim spent 79 per cent of his time away from the agency's Nairobi head...