Niclas Svenningsen serves as manager for the Global Climate Action team in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, or UN Climate Change. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development and implementation of UN Climate Change’s work with non-party stakeholders to take action to help governments to reach the targets set in the Paris Agreement.
This includes a wide-ranging cooperation and coordination with climate action initiatives across a range of sectors and topics; tracking and reporting of climate action commitments by private sector and civil society; and outreach and support, including to youth, for awareness raising, education, training and public participation in the climate action agenda.
Svenningsen previously served in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where he was in charge of the climate neutral strategy of the UN system, as well as for the implementation of UNEP’s programs for sustainable buildings, urban development, and sustainable procurement. He also spent 10 years at UNEP’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok where he managed a range of different technical support programs.