Meet The Task Force

The Task Force contains some of the world's leading climate experts and shapers of opinion and policy


Paul Hardisty

CCTF Contributor

Professor Paul Hardisty is Global Director of Sustainability and EcoNomics for WorleyParsons view full biography >


Mohamed El-Ashry

Climate Change Expert

Senior Fellow, UN Foundation. Recipient of the Champions of the Earth Award and CEO and Chairman of the Global Environmental Facility. view full biography >


Janos Pasztor

Climate Change Expert

Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team, says, “We are well beyond the sweeping rhetoric of embedded positions and well into discussion of solutions..." view full biography >


William Becker

Climate Policy Expert

Serves as the Exec. Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP). Served as Senior official at the U.S. Department of Energy (15 years) view full biography >


Prof. Martin Beniston


Shared 2007 IPCC Nobel Peace Prize. Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland - Professor and Climatologist, Head of the Institute of Environmental Sciences. view full biography >


Ian T. Dunlop

Energy Expert

A Cambridge educated engineer, with a particular interest in the interaction of corporate governance, corporate responsibility and sustainability view full biography >


Ricardo Lagos

Former Pres. - Chile

Formerly President of the Club of Madrid, he was appointed special Envoy for Climate Change by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007. Lawyer and Economist. view full biography >


Mary Robinson

Former Pres. - Ireland

Former President of Ireland (1990-1997). In 2004, she received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for her work in promoting human rights. view full biography >


Martin Lees

Intl. Affairs Expert

Secretary General of The Club of Rome - responsible for the design and launching of the OECD “InterFutures” Project view full biography >


Alexander Likhotal

Intl. Affairs Expert

President & CEO of Green Cross International. In 1991 he was appointed Deputy Spokesman and Adviser to the President of the USSR. view full biography >


Hamadoun Touré

ITU Secretary-General

Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), one of the specialized agencies of the United Nations view full biography >


Mikhail Gorbachev

Nobel Peace Laureate

Former Soviet President, Nobel Prize Laureate and reformer - founded the Gorbachev Foundation in 1992 and Green Cross in 1993. view full biography >


Jean Michel Cousteau

Oceans Expert

Founder of Ocean Futures Society, Jean Michel is an architect, explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer view full biography >


Sir David King


Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government - at the University of Oxford, he is Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment view full biography >


Jules Kortenhorst

Supporter - J Kortenhorst

CEO, European Climate Foundation view full biography >


Jimmy Wales

Supporter - J Wales

Wikipedia Co-Founder. Jimmy Wales is an Internet entrepreneur and wiki enthusiast, and founder of the Wikipedia project view full biography >


Michel Jarraud

Supporter - M Jarraud

Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since January 1st, 2004 view full biography >


Prof. Mohan Munasinghe

Sustainability Expert

Shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming and sustainable development and as Vice Chairman of the IPCC view full biography >