Special Representative for Climate Change

Nick Bridge


The Foreign Secretary appointed Nick Bridge as Special Representative for Climate Change in May 2017.

Mr Bridge was previously Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the OECD from 2011 to 2016. He served as Chief Economist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of Global Economy Department. He has served for over a decade in diplomatic postings to China, Japan and the United States.

Mr Bridge formerly worked in the Treasury, where he co-led a $4 billion facility to immunize half a billion people in the developing world, and was an economist in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Born in 1972 in Yorkshire, Mr Bridge graduated in economics from the University of Nottingham.

Special Representative for Climate Change

Special representatives use their expertise to develop a greater coherent effort in making sure that the FCO works closely and effectively with foreign powers.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Previous roles in government

  1. British Ambassador to the OECD