Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG

COP26 Regional Ambassador for Africa

Sir Nicholas Kay KCMG took up his appointment as COP26 Regional Ambassador for Africa in October 2020. Find out more about COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Conference.

He has previously served as the NATO Senior Civilian Representative to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the UK’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa.

Learn more about him here

03.00 - 04.00 PM Panel

Tuesday 24th Nov

Climate change and the future of our region

Despite having contributed the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions, Africa faces exponential collateral damage, posing systemic risks to its economies, water, and food systems, public health, agriculture, and livelihoods, threatening to undo its modest development gains and slip into higher levels of extreme poverty.