Another IPCC official Ottmar Edenhofer in November 2010 issued very similar thoughts. From 2008 to 2015 Edenhofer served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
AN interview published by Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)
(google translated from German -bold added)
But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.And still the MSM push the AGW hoax. Still the shrill call us deniers. Turn the mirror around.