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Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief

September 21, 2018 5:06 pm

The head of the UN body that leads on sustainability and green issues has been criticised for extensive and expensive air travel.

A draft internal audit, obtained by the Guardian and seen by the BBC, says that Erik Solheim’s actions risked the reputation of UN Environment.

The report says he incurred costs of $488,518 (£373,557) while travelling for 529 out of 668 days.

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There was “no oversight or accountability” to monitor this travel.

Mr Solheim says he has paid back the money where “instances of oversight” occurred.

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