CDM Executive Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

8 February 2010: Clifford Mahlung (Jamaica) has been chosen by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to serve as its Chair for 2010. In addition, Pedro Martins Barata (Portugal) has been chosen to serve as Vice-Chair.

Mahlung, who was the Board's Vice-Chair in 2009, takes over from Lex de Jonge (the Netherlands). Mahlung, who is an applied meteorologist in Jamaica's National Meteorological Service, was an alternate member of the Board in 2005-2006 and joined the Board as a member in 2008. Barata is an environmental economist and a senior consultant to the Portuguese Climate Change Commission. He has served on the Board as an alternate member since 2008. [UNFCCC Press Release]