Spokesperson for UN Climate Change and COP23
Nick Nuttall is the Head of Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson for UN Climate Change, headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Before joining the United Nations, he was the Environment and Technology correspondent at The Times from 1989, having worked for various other newspapers and magazines. Nick joined the United Nations Environment Programme in 2001. He was, until December 2013, the spokesperson and principal speechwriter for UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner.
During his time at UNEP, Nuttall was responsible for transforming the organization's media profile and, in collaboration with its Executive Director, inspiring several landmark reports including the 2009 Climate Change Science Compendium; the Natural Fix The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation and the Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development. He also spearheaded the communications aimed at popularizing the concepts and ideas behind UNEP's Global Green New Deal/Green Economy Initiative.
In January 2014, he joined UN Climate Change. He is responsible for supporting the press and communications of Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa and across the secretariat's operations.