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James Reeler

WWF South Africa - Chamber 4 - Environmental

James Reeler holds the position of Senior Manager: Climate Action at the Worldwide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF), joining the organisation in 2012. In his current role, James helps direct WWF’s efforts in driving ambition and assisting in a just transition to a climate-resilient and low carbon equitable economy.

He has worked on climate change issues around mitigation, adaptation and impacts for over 20 years, focussing on building resilience and trying to shift society to a low-carbon future. This work has led him to engagements in both the private sector and public sector, including developing adaptation projects for several UN agencies. Over the 11 years that he has been with WWF, he has played a role in assessing carbon markets, engaging with national and international policy, and engaged with many partner organisations to provide technical inputs into climate change issues. He has provided guidance on WWF South Africa’s energy engagements, as well as work on biofuels and the bioeconomy.

James holds a BSc in Biology from the University of Zimbabwe in Harare, and an MSc in Climate Change and Development from the University of Cape Town.

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