Janos Pasztor


Geneva — New York

Janos Pasztor, one of the founders of FOGGS, is currently Acting Executive Director for Conservation at WWF International, where he previously served as Director, Policy and Science. In 2010-2012 he was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, while previously he directed the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, since April 2008. A national of Hungary (and later also of Switzerland), he received his MS and BS degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the last 25 years, he has worked for various United Nations as well as non-governmental organizations on issues of energy and environment, and over time increasingly on climate change. Janos’ assignments included work with the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Commission on Environment and Development (the “Brundtland Commission”), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or the “Earth Summit ’92”). During the period 1993-2006 he worked at the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in various positions. Before joining the office of the UN Secretary-General in New York in 2008, he was director of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) in Geneva.

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