7 June 2010

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Appoints Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

Co-Chair of High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing


The Secretary-General would like to thank the Prime Minister of Norway, Jens Stoltenberg, who has accepted his invitation to become Co-Chair of the High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing with immediate effect.

Prime Minister Stoltenberg will now work with the other Co-Chair, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, to complete the work of the Advisory Group.

The Secretary-General would also like to express his thanks to Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, who served as Co-Chair of the Advisory Group until last month.

The Secretary-General is also pleased to have received a communication from David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in which he expressed the continued support of the United Kingdom for the work of the Advisory Group.  In that communication he nominated the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne, as a member of the Advisory Group from the United Kingdom.  The Secretary-General welcomes Mr. Huhne as a new member.

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