Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne is an internationally renowned expert in climate policy with over 20 years of experience, participating in the international climate negotiations since 1995. He co-founded NewClimate Institute, where he oversees analysis on national and international climate policy and assumes various management roles. He also holds a professorship “mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions” at Wageningen University. He led and co-authored over 300 studies related to international and national climate policies, including three publications in Nature, contributions to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the IPCC since 2003 and all UNEP Emissions Gap Reports since 2010. He created the Climate Action Tracker that tracks commitments and actions of countries on climate change. He has advised many governments and organisations and participated as an expert in hearings of the European and German parliament. Prior to co-founding NewClimate Institute, Niklas worked at Ecofys, a climate and energy consultancy (2001 to 2014), and the UNFCCC secretariat (1998 to 2001).  

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Climate Action Tracker Global update - Glasgow’s 2030 credibility gap: net zero’s lip service to climate action
Publication date 10 Nov 2021

Glasgow has a credibility gap between talk and action. In this briefing, the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has calculated that if all...

The Climate Change Performance Index 2022
Publication date 09 Nov 2021

Developed by Germanwatch, NewClimate Institute and CAN, the CCPI analyses and compares climate change mitigation efforts across 60...

A seismograph for measuring the transformation to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions – Discussion Paper
Publication date 03 Nov 2021

A “transformation seismograph” can give an early warning signal with small perturbations at the beginning, later some elements of the...

Twenty years of climate policy: G20 coverage and gaps
Publication date 02 Nov 2021

In this Climate Policy publication, we show that the number and coverage of climate change mitigation policies have increased in the...

NDC Design

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are mandated to update and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every...

Horizon 2020 ENGAGE

The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation...

Climate Action Tracker – Scaling Up Climate Action

In a consortium with Climate Analytics and Ecofys, NewClimate Institute contributes to the Climate Action Tracker’s Scaling Up Climate...

Climate Action Tracker - Climate Governance Series

On behalf of ClimateWorks Foundation, NewClimate Institute and Climate Analytics developed the Climate Action Tracker’s Climate...

Climate Change Performance Index

The Climate Change Performance Index is an instrument to enhance transparency in international climate politics. It aims to encourage...

CAT press conference at Bonn Sessions (SB 56)
Venue SB 56, Bonn
Date 08 Jun 2022
Start time 10:00 am

Mia Moisio, Niklas Höhne, Claire Stockwell and Deborah Ramalope presented the latest Climate Action Tracker briefing which looked at...

Climate Action Tracker: Global Update - 12. Petersberger Klimadialog
Venue Petersberg Climae Dialogue 2021
Date 04 May 2021

Zum CAT Update Zur CAT website Zur kompletten Pressekonferenz Niklas Höhne stellte auf der Auftaktpressekonferenz zum 12. Petersberger...

Global climate action from cities, regions and businesses presentation for COP24
Venue COP24
Date 10 Dec 2018

Niklas Höhne presented on "Global climate action from cities, regions and businesses" at the side event "Raising Ambition by Linking...

Implementation challenges of 1.5°C pathways
Venue COP24
Date 10 Dec 2018

Implementation challenges of 1.5°C pathways from NewClimate Institute Niklas Höhne presented on "Implementation challenges of 1.5°C...

How can South Africa move toward a 1.5 C pathway?
Venue COP24
Date 06 Dec 2018

Niklas Höhne and Frederic Hans presented on "How can South Africa move toward a 1.5 C pathway? Scaling up climate action and benefits...

NewClimate Institute in ARD Doku "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?"
Publication date 24 Jan 2022

Doku: "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?" (only available in German / nur auf Deutsch verfügbar) Niklas Höhne und weitere...

The ambition loop in motion for electric vehicles in the automotive industry
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

This blog post is based on the findings of the project Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate...

NewClimate Institute at the COP26 in Glasgow
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC took place from 31 October - 12 November 2021. NewClimate Institute was present in Glasgow...

NewClimate Institute at the COP25 in Madrid
Publication date 27 Nov 2019

The 25th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC will take place from December 2-13 2019. NewClimate Institute will be present in Madrid...

NewClimate Institute at the Bonn UNFCCC meetings in June 2019
Publication date 12 Jun 2019

From June 17 - 27, the Bonn Climate Change Conference SB 50 took place. NewClimate Institute was present with multiple events, and...

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