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Jun 18, 2009

India’s Ratan Tata, Mexico’s Carlos Slim, other business tycoons and executives from nongovernmental organizations, form U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s advisory group on climate change. The group will advise the secretary-general in conference to be held in Copenhagen in December. The group will meet every two months and to continue coming together after Copenhagen.

The group also includes Zhenrong Shi, chief executive of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Holdings Co Ltd and Leena Srivastava, the executive director of The Energy and Resources Institute, an Indian nonprofit. Tata is the chairman of Tata Motors. Billionaire Slim controls Telemex.