(Bonn, Germany - 8 July 2013) The United Nations Climate Change secretariat announced the
appointment of eight new members to its Momentum for Change Advisory Panel.
Through its Momentum for Change initiative, the United Nations Climate Change secretariat provides a
public platform to highlight broad-ranging climate change actions that are already achieving impacts
on the ground, in addressing both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental issues.
By demonstrating that climate action is achievable and economically attractive, and enhancing efforts
to drive sustainable development, Momentum for Change inspires decision makers and the public at
large to support immediate and ambitious climate action.
The Momentum for Change Advisory Panel is tasked with selecting the Momentum for Change lighthouse
activities prior to each United Nations Climate Change Conference. They also provide strategic
guidance in further development and expansion of Momentum for Change, including potential additional
pillars, and support the secretariat in outreach and marketing efforts of the initiative.
“I am extremely grateful to the current and incoming Momentum for Change advisory panel
members. I am convinced that with their help, we will continue to recognize concrete mitigation and
adaptation activities that are cost effective and provide win-win benefits for all.” UNFCCC
Executive Secretary, Christiana Figueres.
“As Chair of the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel I am delighted to welcome these eight new
members to the team. With the launch of the two new pillars in 2012 - Women for Results and Financing for Climate-friendly Investment -
Momentum for Change has received more applications than ever before. We are very pleased to have the
benefit of additional experts to take part in this year's lighthouse activity selection process.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to each new member and I am looking forward to working with the
full Advisory Panel in selecting a new batch of lighthouse activities ahead of COP 19 in
Warsaw.” Kelly Rigg, Executive Director of the Global Call for
Climate Action (GCCA) and Chair of the Momentum for Change Advisory Panel.
Momentum for Change is proud to welcome eight new members to the 2013 Advisory Panel:
For further information, please contact:
- Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, International Union
for the Conservation of Nature;
- Hale Altan Ocakverdi, Deputy Secretary General, Turkish Business
& Industry Association;
- Jamie Bechtel, Co-Founder and CEO, New Course;
- Joel Bolnick, Manager of the Secretariat, Slum/Shack Dwellers
- Juan José Daboub, Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation
- Martha Delgado Peralta, General Director, Global Cities
Covenant on Climate Secretariat;
- Rabi Mohtar, Inaugural Director, Qatar Environment and Energy
Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Senior Advisor for Climate and Energy, IDDRI
Luis Davila, Programme Officer, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat, Tel.: +49 228 815 1137,
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