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James Cameron is the Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute and a Senior Advisor at SystemiQ. He is also the Executive Chairman of Green Running / VERV, a start-up which uses artificial intelligence to radically improve the energy consumption of homes and businesses. Cameron is a London Sustainable Development Commissioner and a member of the Advisory Board of Heathrow 2.0.
Previously, Cameron served as Chairman of Climate Change Capital, an environmental asset management and advisory business he co-founded in 2003. During his tenure, he was named Leader of the Year 2013 at the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards. Additionally Cameron was a Founder Director of Solarcentury, the UK’s largest solar company.
Prior to Climate Change Capital, James Cameron was Counsel to Baker & McKenzie and was the founder and the head of their Climate Change and Clean Energy Practice. As a barrister, he appeared in several notable cases in international environmental law and he negotiated the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol as an advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). Cameron has advised the past two Presidencies of the climate negotiations, COP 22 Morocco and COP 23 Fiji.
Additionally James Cameron has held academic positions at Cambridge, London, Bruges and Sydney. He is currently an Executive Fellow at the Yale Centre for Environmental Law and Policy, a member of the Development Board of the University of Oxford’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, a member of the International Advisory Board at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, and a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Post-Carbon Transitions Programme at the Oxford Martin School.