Mr. Janos Pasztor

Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary-General United Nations

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 form 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.
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