James Beard

Campaign Manager – EV100
James Beard

James joined The Climate Group in August 2018 as Campaign Manager for EV100, The Climate Group’s global initiative bringing together businesses committed to the transition to electro-mobility. James’ main focuses include developing and implementing EV100’s corporate outreach strategy as well as managing the production of the EV100 annual report and a range of other projects to expand the initiative’s global visibility and impact.   

James previously worked on climate change policy and advocacy for the environmental organisation WWF, including work on bioenergy and electromobility in the UK and on aviation in the UN. This included a campaign to raise the UK Government’s stated ambition on the transition away from fossil fuelled transportation in 2017-18, and co-leading WWF’s global engagement in the development of a carbon trading mechanism – CORSIA – for the international aviation sector from 2014-16. Prior to this, James spent three years working on communications for the UK-based Renewable Energy Association.

James holds a first class BA in French Studies from the University of London Institute in Paris and an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford.

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