James Cameron is the Founder, Executive Director and Vice-Chairman of Climate Change Capital (CCC). CCC is an investment manager and adviser specialising in the opportunities that are generated by the global transition to the low-carbon economy. It advises and invests in companies which recognise that combating global warming is both a necessity and an economic opportunity. As of November 2008, it had $1.6 billion under management.
CCC has advised, raised and deployed capital for numerous low-carbon activities on a global basis. These include financing renewable energy installations in the United Kingdom; destroying industrial greenhouse gases in India and China; advice on the acquisition and divestiture strategies for private equity funds and the carbon-intensive industry in Europe and the US; and waste-to-energy projects in China and Hungary.
Previously, James was Counsel to international law firm, Baker & McKenzie, where he founded and led its Global Climate, Clean Energy and Emissions Trading Group.
As a barrister he has spent much of his career specialising in trade law, environmental law and human rights and been involved in a number of high profile cases ranging from Brent Spar to the arrest and extradition of General Pinochet.
In 1989, with three others, he established the Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL), which pioneered the development ...