Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United Nations, New York
Janos Pasztor is currently 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 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).
Previously, his 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|
arious 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|