Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Government of the United Kingdom
Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change
Nick Bridge is a diplomat & civil servant. He was appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change in 2017 & has advised the last four Foreign Secretaries on climate & environmental diplomacy. He oversees the UK’s global diplomatic climate change work, currently focused on the UK’s COP26 Presidency 2021-22.
Nick was previously Permanent Representative & Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the OECD & IEA from 2011 to 2016. He was Chief Economist at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He has served for over a decade in diplomatic postings to China, Japan and the United States.
Nick also worked in the Treasury, where he co-led a $4 billion facility to immunize half a billion people in the developing world that is estimated to have saved around 5 million lives. He began his career as an economist in the Ministry of Agriculture.
Nick has chaired or served on various Boards and published multiple international media articles on climate change & the environment. He studied economics at the University of Nottingham and was a Senior Leader in Government fellow at Harvard.