Nick Bridge was appointed as the Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change in May 2017. He has been a diplomat and civil servant for over 20 years, including diplomatic postings to Japan, China and the United States. Prior to his current role he took an 18 month career break to raise his twin daughters. Before that Nick was the United Kingdom’s Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) & International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, where he worked with others to establish the OECD’s major cross-cutting programme ‘New Approaches to Economic Challenges’, chaired the Evaluation Committee, and championed environmental issues. He has also served as Chief Economist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and worked in Her Majesty’s Treasury where he co-led a $4 billion facility to immunize half a billion people in the developing world.