Janos Pasztor is currently the Director of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST).
A national of Hungary (and later also of Switzerland), he received his MS and BS degrees at 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. His assignments included work with the World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Commission on Environment and Development (the WCED or “Brundtland Commission”), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the secretariat of the United Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, or the “Earth Summit”). During the period 1993-2006 he worked at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in various positions. Before joining the office of the UN Secretary-General (in 2007), he was director of the UN Environment Management.