Nigel Topping

UK High Level Climate Action Champion

COP26 Unit

About Nigel

Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Nigel works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz. The role of the high-level champions is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nigel was most recently CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.

Their Sessions

10:00 am - 10:45 am 14th June 2021

It’s all hands on deck when it comes to preserving our planet. With the COP26 climate talks in November, great headwinds are building for real progress. How can we be at the forefront of change...

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