Nico is Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany, a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) and a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is one of the authors of the set of Hartwell papers on climate policy.
A viable, least-cost pathway to a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions future must lie within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement. The rulebook for the Agreement was in many ways rewritten at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. The flexible nature of the Agreement allows the international community to shift course as necessary.29th August 2019