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Nick Godfrey

Nick Godfrey

Director, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Bio

Nick Godfrey is currently the Director and Co-Founder of the Coalition for Urban Transitions, a special initiative of the New Climate Economy, a major global initiative supporting national governments to secure economic prosperity and tackle the climate crisis by transforming cities based on a partnership of 35+ of the world’s leading institutions and companies. The initiative is co-hosted by the World Resources Institute and C40 Climate Leadership Group. Before this, Nick was a member of the Executive Team and Head of Policy and Urban Development for the New Climate Economy, a major international initiative to examine how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with climate risks led by a Global Commission of 26 former heads of state, finance Ministers, CEO’s, and thought leaders.An economist by background, Nick has over fifteen years’ experience in the public and private sectors advising global institutions and national governments on low carbon development and transforming cities. Nick previously worked for Atkins futures, in one of the world’s most prominent design and engineering companies, at DFID supporting the UK in the UNFCCC climate change negotiations and playing a leading role in designing the UK’s multi-billion pound International Climate Fund, as well as supporting the Government of Guyana to develop its national economic development strategy.