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Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor


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Member SinceJul 14, 2015CoLab Points (actual)
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Janos Pasztor is currently Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2). 

 Previously, he was Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United Nations in New York.  He joined the UN on February 2015 after taking a leave of absence from WWF International. A national of Hungary (and later also of Switzerland), he received his MS and BS degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Prior assignments included:

2012-2015 Policy and Science Director, and after May 2015 Acting Executive Director for Conservation at WWF International, Gland, Switzerland. 

2010-2012 Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP), EOSG, United Nations, New York.

2008-2010 Director, UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, EOSG, United Nations, New York.

2007 Director, UN Environment Management Group (EMG), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva.

1993-2006 Various positions at the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), initially in Geneva, and later in Bonn.  The last position was Coordinator, Project-based Mechanisms Programme.

1990-1992 Senior Programme Officer, Atmosphere and Energy, Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or the “Earth Summit ‘92”), United Nations, Geneva.   

1989-1990 Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute, Boston Center, USA.

1986-1989 Energy Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi.

1985-1986 Senior Programme Officer, Energy at the World Commission on Environment and Development (the “Brundtland Commission”) 

1984 Research Associate, The Beijer Institute, Stockholm

1979-1983 Director, Energy for my Neighbour Programme, World Council of Churches (WCC), Geneva


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Janos Pasztor joined the Climate CoLab communityJul 14, 2015