Artur Runge-Metzger: A negotiator with dirt on his shoes

The European commission’s chief climate strategist shares with Sonja van Renssen his experience of and vision for the global climate talks

The man before me looks tired. Artur Runge-Metzger is head of EU and international climate strategy at the European commission. That means he has a lot on his plate right now.

Not only is the commission working closely with MEPs and governments to reach agreement on a new EU climate policy by Christmas, it is also engaged in international talks to seal a new global climate policy by next December.

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