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Nigel Topping

UK Climate Envoy

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.