James Cameron, the chairman of Climate Change Capital, the environmental investment management and advisory group, has been appointed the chairman of the Overseas Development Institute, the UK-based independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Mr Cameron said: “Development policy has already connected with climate change, energy and water as the paramount concerns for any society to survive and prosper. These are the themes that I have spent my working life thinking and acting upon and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with ODI in such exciting and ever-changing times.”
Mr Cameron, a co-founder of CCC, has spent much of his career working on climate change matters, including negotiating the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol as an adviser to the Alliance of Small Island States. He is a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, the Green Investment Bank Investment Commission, the WEF’s Agenda Council on Climate Change, and a trustee of the Carbon Disclosure Council and the UK Green Building Council. He has held academic appointments at Cambridge, London and Sydney.