James Beard

Senior 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 electromobility. James has helped grow the initiative to over 60 corporate members to date, has led the production of two EV100 annual reports, and coordinated EV100 activities at Climate Week NYC in September 2019.

In January 2020, James was promoted to Senior Campaign Manager to lead The Climate Group’s policy and market engagement on EVs, working with EV100 members and partners to secure more ambitious targets and robust policies from governments around the world.

James was previously a Climate Change Specialist at the environmental organisation WWF, where he worked on bioenergy and electromobility in the UK (securing the UK 2030 target for 50-70% of new vehicle sales to be EV) and on aviation in the UN (securing critical elements of the CORSIA carbon trading system). 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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