Director of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team and Director-designate of the SG’s High Level Panel on Development and Climate Change
Janos Pasztor is a national of Hungary (and later also of Switzerland). He received his MS and BS degrees at MIT. For the last 25 years, he has worked for various United Nations as well as non-governmental organizations on issues of energy and the environment, and increasingly on climate change as well. His assignments have included work with the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Commission on Environment and Development (The WCED or the “Brundtland Commission”), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the secretariat of the United Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or the “Earth Summit”), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Before joining the office of the UN Secretary-General, he was director of the UN’s Environment Management Group (EMG) in Geneva. During the period 1993-2006 he worked at the UNFCCC secretariat in various positions.