Prof. Dr. Niklas Höhne is an internationally renowned expert in climate policy with over 20 years of experience, participating in the international climate negotiations since 1995. He co-founded NewClimate Institute, where he oversees analysis on national and international climate policy and assumes various management roles. He also holds a professorship “mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions” at Wageningen University. He led and co-authored over 300 studies related to international and national climate policies, including three publications in Nature, contributions to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the IPCC since 2003 and all UNEP Emissions Gap Reports since 2010. He created the Climate Action Tracker that tracks commitments and actions of countries on climate change. He has advised many governments and organisations and participated as an expert in hearings of the European and German parliament. Prior to co-founding NewClimate Institute, Niklas worked at Ecofys, a climate and energy consultancy (2001 to 2014), and the UNFCCC secretariat (1998 to 2001).  


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Plans for German liquefied natural gas terminals are massively oversized
Publication date 13 Dec 2022

You can find a German version of the report here. Germany’s planned LNG import terminals are not necessarily required to compensate for...

Pläne für deutsche Flüssigerdgas-Terminals sind massiv überdimensioniert
Publication date 08 Dec 2022

You can find an English version of the report here. Die derzeitig geplanten deutschen LNG -Import-Terminals sind nicht zwingend nötig...

Net Zero Tracker: Recommendations and current realities
Publication date 15 Nov 2022

Last week saw the UN publish its high-level expert report on ensuring the credibility and accountability of net zero pledges by non...

The Climate Change Performance Index 2023
Publication date 14 Nov 2022

Key findings The current energy crisis clearly demonstrates how the world remains dependent on fossil fuels. However, many countries...

CAT Global Update: Massive gas expansion risks overtaking positive climate policies
Publication date 10 Nov 2022

The goldrush for gas continues and is counterproductive to the Paris Agreement. The energy crisis caused by Russia’s illegal invasion...

Tracking the progress of subnational and non-state climate action

Page navigation About the project The consortium Relevant publications About the project Since 2018, the consortium comprised of...

The Netherlands’ fair contribution to climate change mitigation

In this project, NewClimate analysed the Netherland’ government’s proposed target pathway of reducing GHG emissions to 55% below 1990...

Working together to achieve the Paris climate goals and sustainable development

In close cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE), NewClimate developed a study on the relevance of developing countries...

NDC Design

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are mandated to update and enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every...

Horizon 2020 ENGAGE

The EU-funded ENGAGE project will invite key stakeholders to co-produce a new generation of global and national decarbonisation...

COP27: Global Stocktake of Non-State Actors' Net Zero Commitments
Venue COP27, Room Luxor
Date 15 Nov 2022
Start time 05:00 pm

Non-State Actors (NSAs) such as regions, cities, and companies are critical drivers of climate action - their collective net zero...

COP27: The Emissions Gap Report 2022
Venue COP27, Action Room 1 (Ibis) (Blue Zone)
Date 15 Nov 2022
Start time 01:15 pm

The UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2022: The Closing Window — Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies provides an updated...

COP27: Climate Change Performance Index 2023 launch
Venue COP27, room Luxor
Date 14 Nov 2022
Start time 12:00 pm

This event launched the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023. The Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) is a tool for...

COP27: Insights from the Emissions Gap Report 2022
Venue COP27, EU pavilion or online
Date 11 Nov 2022
Start time 09:00 am

This side event featured a presentation and discussions with the audience of the main findings of the 13th edition of UNEP Emissions...

COP27: Exponential Climate Action Summit VII: Science & Solutions
Venue COP27, Climate Hub
Date 10 Nov 2022
Start time 03:30 pm

How can business and society contribute to increased resilience, adaptation and mitigation? We explored nature-based solutions and...

NewClimate Institute in ARD Doku "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?"
Publication date 24 Jan 2022

Doku: "Die Klimaretter - haben wir noch eine Chance?" (only available in German / nur auf Deutsch verfügbar) Niklas Höhne und weitere...

The ambition loop in motion for electric vehicles in the automotive industry
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

This blog post is based on the findings of the project Analysing the aggregate impact of global non-state and subnational climate...

NewClimate Institute at the COP26 in Glasgow
Publication date 29 Oct 2021

The 26th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC took place from 31 October - 12 November 2021. NewClimate Institute was present in Glasgow...

NewClimate Institute at the COP25 in Madrid
Publication date 27 Nov 2019

The 25th Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC will take place from December 2-13 2019. NewClimate Institute will be present in Madrid...

NewClimate Institute at the Bonn UNFCCC meetings in June 2019
Publication date 12 Jun 2019

From June 17 - 27, the Bonn Climate Change Conference SB 50 took place. NewClimate Institute was present with multiple events, and...

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