Regional Director, Europe Network
James advises on European green building law and policy for the network of over 30 national Green Building Councils and their 5,000 company members around Europe; coordinating their work with governments and major partners, as well as WorldGBC’s global advocacy work.
A large part of his role is advising on and coordinating global and European political engagements in the green building arena, recently including UNEP’s 10 Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNFCCC Technical Experts Meetings and the European Commission’s Resource Efficient Buildings project. He also co-leads WorldGBC’s flagship EU Horizon 2020 project ‘BUILD UPON’; a multi-stakeholder dialogue involving over 1,000 key stakeholders across 13 European countries on the framework for scaling-up deep energy efficient building renovation.
He has a Masters from the University of Cambridge, and a background in corporate and finance law. Previously an associate with the Environment and Climate Change practice of global law firm Linklaters LLP, he specialised in advising global corporations on UK and EU sustainable real estate law and policy, renewable energy projects and chemicals regulation. He also previously worked for the Royal Institute of British Architects, focusing on sustainable building policy and EU public procurement reform.
James is based in London, UK.