Co-founding Director and Chief Executive (on sabbatical)
Nick Mabey is a founder director of E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism) and has been E3G’s Chief Executive since 2006. Nick is currently taking a sabbatical until July 2022.
In addition to his leadership role, Nick directly works on issues of climate diplomacy and foreign policy, macroeconomics and the security implications of climate change and resource scarcity.
Nick is a regular commentator and public speaker on climate change in the global media and is active on Twitter at @mabeytweet.
Nick undertakes a range of other roles including advising the UK COP President as a Friend of COP 26, a London Sustainable Development Commissioner, a trustee of Ashden, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Energy Transition.
Nick founded London Climate Action Week in 2019 and chairs the LCAW Steering Group.
Before co-founding E3G, Nick was a senior advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit leading cross-government work including on climate change, fisheries, countries at risk of instability and organised crime. Nick also worked in the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Environment Policy Department helping establish its climate diplomacy network.
Nick was seconded to the FCO from WWF-UK where he worked as Head of Economics and Development. This followed research at London Business School on the macroeconomics of climate change and lead authorship of “Argument in the Greenhouse: The International Economics of Controlling Global Warming” (1997).
Nick has a degree in mechanical engineering from Bristol University and a Masters in Technology and Policy from MIT. He began his career working in the UK electricity industry for GEC and PowerGen.
Outside work Nick is an avid reader of history and practices Chen Style Tai Ji Quan.