Martin Frick is currently serving as Deputy Special Envoy for the Food System Summit 2021. He served before as the Senior Director of UN Climate Change where he was overseeing the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the secretariat’s Climate Action work. He previously served as Director for Climate Change at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
He was the German representative for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the UN General Assembly and served as the European Union’s lead negotiator in the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council. As Ambassador to the international organizations based in Germany, he helped building up the UN’s sustainability hub in Bonn. As program director for former Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Global Humanitarian Forum, Martin developed the founding narrative of climate justice. He holds a PhD in Law from Regensburg University and was a guest lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.