Niclas Svenningsen

Niclas Svenningsen is the Manager for the Global Climate Action team in the UNFCCC Secretariat (“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 well-below-2-degrees- target, 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.


Niclas was previously working 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 programmes for sustainable buildings, urban development, and sustainable procurement. He also spent ten years at UNEP’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok where he managed a range of different technical support programmes. Niclas has a background in civil engineering and environmental law from Lund University in Sweden.