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9. Who are Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping?

During COP21, the parties agreed that stronger and more ambitious climate action was required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. For this, the figure of the “High Level Climate Champion” was created. These “High Level Climate Champions” are chosen each year, one from the ongoing COP and the other from the next COP. Its role is to facilitate collaboration between governments and cities, regions, companies and investors who must act on climate change.

During COP21, the parties agreed that stronger and more ambitious climate action was required to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. For this, the figure of the High Level Climate Champion was created. These persons are chosen each year, one from the ongoing COP and the other from the next COP. Its role is to facilitate collaboration between governments and cities, regions, companies, and investors who must act on climate change.

The current Top-Level Climate Champions are:

Gonzalo Muñoz for Chile (COP25)

“Muñoz reinvented his country’s recycling industry to usher in a waste-free future. He is a business entrepreneur and creator of social change at the forefront of environmental innovation in Chile. ”

Nigel Topping for the United Kingdom (COP26)

“Topping was CEO of We Mean Business until December 2019, where he pioneered a radical collaboration for climate action among NGOs working with the world’s most influential companies.”

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