Mr. Mohammad Reza Salamat
Senior Program Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE and Open to the public
Location: 106 Breiseth Hall - 137-159 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
Mohammad Reza Salamat works as a Senior Programme Officer at the UN Secretary General's Climate Change Support Team, based in New York, USA. He joined the Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) as an expert on policy aspects of climate change in January 2002. His primary responsibilities, as a member of the Secretary General’s Climate Change Support Team, are: providing policy analysis and advice on the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations in the run-up to Copenhagen, and contributing to the preparations for the Summit on Climate Change to be convened by the Secretary General in New York on 22nd September.
Before joining the United Nations, Mr. Salamat worked as a chief climate change negotiator for his country, Iran, and also as one of the spokespersons of the Group of Developing Countries (G-77) in the lead-up negotiations to Kyoto Protocol and the ensuing negotiations. He played an instrumental role in achieving consensus on the outstanding issues in the run-up to the COP-7 session in Marrakesh in 2001, which in turn paved the way for ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.
He holds a Master Degree in International Relations with a focus on environmental matters from the Tehran University.