James has been leading Carbon Tracker’s Research since 2010. He has fifteen years sustainability experience across responsible investment, NGO policy and private sector consultancy. James was a senior policy advisor at WWF-UK focusing on the oil and gas sector and related finance. He coordinated the successful Sakhalin II campaign which prevented the oil and gas project receiving project finance.
His strategic thinking initiated WWF’s work on the tarsands in Canada which was subsequently adopted as a campaign by the Co-operative Bank and other NGOs. James brings experience of the financial sector and international development from his time as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. James is lead author of the Unburnable Carbon series of reports which have introduced the concepts of carbon bubble, unburnable carbon and stranded assets