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).  

Media appearances of Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne:







What is a fair emissions budget for the Netherlands?
Publication date 29 Aug 2022

The Paris Agreement foresees developed countries to lead the efforts in climate change mitigation, based on the principle of common but...

G20 emission projections to 2030 improved slightly since the Paris Agreement
Publication date 15 Jul 2022

Evaluating climate change mitigation progress under adopted policies The Paris Agreement does not offer a standard to measure progress...

Updated NDCs collectively raise ambition levels but need strengthening
Publication date 21 Jun 2022

In this Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change publication, we find that the total impact of the updated unconditional...

CAT Briefing: Despite Glasgow climate target updates have stalled
Publication date 03 Jun 2022

Despite the clear warning on the extreme dangers of exceeding 1.5°C warming from the IPCC, progress on new, more ambitious 2030 climate...

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 Netherlands’ fair contribution to climate change mitigation

In this project, NewClimate analysed the Netherland’ government’s proposed target pathway of reducing GHG emissions to 55% below 1990...

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

In close cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE), NewClimate developed a study on the relevance of developing countries...

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...

Online event: A fair emissions budget for the Netherlands
Venue Online
Date 29 Aug 2022

Hanna Fekete and Niklas Höhne (NewClimate) presented new research on the Netherlands’ government’s proposed target pathway and why it...

Press conference: CAT 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...

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

Niklas Höhne stellte auf der Auftaktpressekonferenz zum 12. Petersberger Klimadialog im Mai 2021 das neueste Global Update des Climate...

Event: 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...

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

Niklas Höhne presented on "Implementation challenges of 1.5°C pathways" at the side event "Emerging Science of 1.5°C: Mitigation...

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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