UN Identifies More Climate Advisory Panel Members

The United Nations has announced more names for a high-level advisory group that will help mobilize funding to aid developing countries in fighting global warming.

The 19-member body will now include philanthropist George Soros, British academic Nicholas Stern, Mexican Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero Arroyo, and Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of France Jean-Pierre Landau.

In February, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled the panel, which will be headed by U.K. premier Gordon Brown and his Ethiopian counterpart, Meles Zenawi. Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo and Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg also signed up for the group.

The panel is scheduled to have its first meeting March 29 in London and looks to send its final report to Ban ahead of the next conference of signatories to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is due to take place in Mexico later this year.

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