Messages and reflections for Joke 26 Oct 2005
The World Climate Change Community will miss Joke's passion, commitment, and dedication. I recall
her unwavering support to the CDM Executive Board, in particular, during my time as Chair of the Board.
The CDM Executive Board has lost a true supporter.
-Dr John Kilani - Member of the CDM Executive Board
The International Chamber of Commerce was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joke
Waller-Hunter. Throughout her career, she had worked tirelessly to ensure that business expertise and
solutions were part of the sustainable development dialogue at OECD, the UN Commission on Sustainable
Development, and the UNFCCC. She is one of a kind, and we feel privileged to have worked with her as a
partner, and will miss her leadership, spirit and sharp intelligence. We extend our sincere condolences
to her family and colleagues.
-Guy Sebban, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce
All of us at the Campaign for a Hydrogen Economy are shocked and saddened by this death. We mourn a
strikingly energetic and effective fighter for the protection of our climate. Sincere condoleances to
those who had the luck to be close to her.
-Mike Koefman, Secretary, CHEC
It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Joke and my condolences go out to her family,
friends and staff. I am sure their sadness is mixed with great pride in her life and achievements and
happy memories of a remarkable person. From when I first met Joke as a fellow delegate to UNCED
preparations my admiration grew and grew of her integrity, quiet determination, patience, knowledge and
judgement, all reinforced with a dry sense of humour. She was an exceptional person who will be greatly
-Michael Massey, former UK delegate
Very sorry to learn the passing away of the energetic Executive Director Ms Joke Waller-Hunter whose
time at the UNFCCC was challenging but ends up successfully with entry into forceof the KP.
-Bekuretsion Kassahun, Ethiopia
The Ambassador of the Republic of Madagascar is very sorry to learn of the Ms Waller-Hunter death and
wishes to express his deepest sympathy on behalf of the Malagasy governement. Madagascar appreciates
her devotion from all her international experience, energy and talent to promoting the implementation
of Convention on Climate change, and to working for the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol and its
implementation. She will be remembered for her achievement in the domaine of Environnement as well as
in the promoting the sustainable developement. We are saddened to loose such a loyal and committed
person. I send my deepest condolences of the great loss of Ms Waller-Hunter to her family.
-Embassy of Madagascar in Berlin