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Globally respected and prominent figurehead in climate change, energy development, and water.
Globally respected and prominent figurehead in climate change, clean energy, sustainability, and water; the factors regarded as the rasion d'etre for any society seeking, not only to survive, but to evolve. He is currently affiliated with Yale University, and is a world leading academic in the field of environmental law and policy. Former international barrister with an extensive knowledge of government financing and climate change.
James Cameron is non-executive Chairman of Climate Change Capital.
In addition to his role at CCC, James is the chairman of the Overseas Development Institute and a member of HM Treasury's Infrastructure UK advisory council. He also serves as a member of GE's ecomagination board, is a member of Pepsico UK's advisory board, Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Measuring Sustainability and their Advisory Board of the Global Competitiveness Index, and served as a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group (2010 - 2012).
James is also an advisor to the Climate Bonds Initiative, a trustee member of the UK Green Building Council and was a member of the Green Investment Bank Commission.
Prior to CCC, James was Counsel to Baker & McKenzie and was the founder and the head of their Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice. He has spent much of his legal career working on climate change matters, including negotiating the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol as an adviser to the Alliance of Small Island States. As a barrister he appeared in several of the leading cases in international and environmental law.
James is also a senior advisor to the Climate Group, chairman of China Dialogue, a member of the development board at the University of Oxford's Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and a member of the advisory board at the University of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute.
James has held academic positions at Cambridge, London, Bruges and Sydney and is currently affiliated with the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy.