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Costa Rican Figueres to be new UN climate chief

Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica will be the new UN climate chief to head stalled international talks, the United Nations announced today.

world Updated: May 17, 2010 22:10 IST

Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica will be the new UN climate chief to head stalled international talks, the United Nations announced on Monday.

Figueres, 53, will take over from Dutchman Yvo de Boer as head of the UN climate change secretariat in July.