As Lead Negotiator for the UK 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 was the UK’s Lead Climate Negotiator for six years, including through the UNFCCC, EU, G7 and G20. He has a background in both international and domestic policy. Previous roles include Director International Climate & Energy; Deputy Director Americas & Head of South America Department in the Foreign & Commonwealth 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 the 2022 Jubilee Honours for services to tackling global climate change. He is now based in New York, where his wife is also a British diplomat.
Moderator for the event: Charles Fraser, MPA '24