M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Archie Young

Thursday, April 25,  4:30-6:00pm
L-330 Herzog

Join Archie Young,  M-RCBG Senior Fellow and the UK's former Lead Climate Negotiator, for a discussion on "Seizing the initiatives: how to accelerate climate action through coalitions beyond COPs."

This in-person study group / discussion is open only to HUID holders. Registration is not necessary.

M-RCBG welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs. To request accommodations or ask questions about access provided, please email: mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu

Archie Young head shotArchie Young was the UK’s Lead Climate Negotiator from 2016-2022, including in the UN, EU, G7 and G20. As Lead Negotiator for the UK’s Presidency at COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Archie led the process that resulted in all 196 countries agreeing the 'Glasgow Climate Pact' and finalising the Paris Agreement Rulebook. He has a background in both international and domestic policy for the UK government. Previous roles include Director International Climate & Energy; Deputy Director Americas & Head of South America Department in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; Head of Delivery in the Department of Energy & Climate Change; and Deputy Director for Business, Environment and the Olympics in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George (CMG) in Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Honours for services to tackling global climate change. He graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge University in 2003 and has worked/studied in France, Argentina and the USA. He is currently on sabbatical, accompanying his wife on her diplomatic posting with their two children. During this sabbatical he is undertaking a range of academic and advisory work, including with climate philanthropy and the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, Archie will focus on how to strengthen implementation of commitments in the international climate regime. His faculty sponsor is Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development. Email: ayoung@hks.harvard.edu