Nick Godfrey is the Head of Policy and Urban Development for the New Climate Economy. Nick was the coordinating author of the cities chapter of the Commission’s recently launched report, ‘Better Growth, Better Climate’. An economist by background, Nick has over ten years’ experience in the public and private sectors providing strategic and economic advice in relation to responding to climate change, resource scarcities, and catalysing economic development. Nick is on sabbatical from his position in the Atkins futures team, which provides leading thinking on the future of cities. Prior to this Nick worked at the Department for International Development (DFID) supporting the climate change negotiations and the design of the UK’s £2.9 billion International Climate Fund, as well as for the Government of Guyana leading a team to develop its national economic development strategy. Nick holds a first class honours in economics from the University of Nottingham and a Masters in development economics for which he was awarded the Dehn Prize for outstanding academic achievement by the University of Manchester. In his spare time Nick loves to spend time with his new baby daughter Eva, travel, scuba dive, and play squash.