UN environment chief Erik Solheim quits amid expenses row

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Erik Solheim was the executive director of UN Environment UN environment chief Erik Solheim has resigned amid a row over his travel expenses. A recent draft internal audit, obtained by Britain’s Guardian newspaper and seen by the BBC, said he had incurred costs of $488,518 (£382,111) while travelling for 529 out of 668 days. It said this harmed the reputation of UN Environment – a body that highlights green issues and sustainability. There was “no oversight or accountability” to monitor this travel. Mr Solheim,…

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