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Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne is an internationally renowned expert in climate policy with over 20 years of experience. He is a founding partner of NewClimate Institute and Special Professor “mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions” at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He follows the international climate negotiations since 1995. He has advised many governments and led numerous studies related to the international climate change negotiations and national climate policies. These include several evaluations of countries’ performances in climate change and three publications in Nature. Since the year 2003 Niklas Höhne has been contributing to several IPCC reports as lead and contributing author, including the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Assessment Report for the chapters on climate policies and international cooperation. He is also lead author of all UNEP Emissions Gap Reports since 2010. He created the Climate Action Tracker that tracks commitments and actions of countries on climate change. He participated as expert in hearings of the European and German parliament.

Niklas Höhne holds a PhD from the University of Utrecht for his dissertation on “What is next after the Kyoto Protocol – Assessment of options for international climate policy post 2012″. His work on sharing the effort of reducing emissions between countries led to the IPCC statement of 2007 that developed countries would need to reduce emissions by 25% to 40% in 2020 compared to 1990 to be compatible with limiting global temperature increase to 2°C. Before co-founding NewClimate Institute, Niklas Höhne worked at Ecofys, a leading climate and energy consultancy (2001 to 2014), where he last was Director of Energy and Climate Policy. Previously, he was a staff member of the UNFCCC secretariat (1998 to 2001), where he supported the negotiations on various issues, including reporting under the Kyoto Protocol, projections of greenhouse gas emissions, fluorinated greenhouse gases and emissions from international transport.

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