James Mwangi
Specialist in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Assessments
Certificate of Proficiency in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, M.A. in Environmental Planning and Management, B.Sc. in Mathematics and Geography
Lead Low-Carbon Technologies Expert for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda & Senior Consultant on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Assessments, Transcarbon International
James Mwangi is a leading expert on climate change mitigation and adaptation assessments and sustainable energy technologies, with over 12 years of experience as an environmental practitioner and in climate change policy consulting and capacity building.

A seasoned practitioner in the environmental management field in Kenya, James is experienced in proposal development and project management of numerous climate change related projects, having demonstrated solid leadership and networking skills. As a Programme Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), he played a key role at the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Climate Change Mitigation Unit, and was distinguished for his work on the National Communications and Biennial Update Reports for non-Annex I countries globally.

In 2014, James joined Transcarbon International, Architects of Sustainability, as Lead Low-Carbon Technologies Expert for Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, also serving as Senior Consultant on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Assessments for projects worldwide. As such, he currently provides technical consultancy services based on his knowledge of the climate change mitigation, adaptation, and finance landscape in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and his established links with key government stakeholders as well as private sector, academic, and non-state actors in East African countries.

Previously, James worked for the International Sectoral Approach to Vulnerability and Resilience (INTASAVE) AFRICA, a global not-for-profit company seeking to protect and enhance livelihoods, economies and environments around the world, particularly in least developed countries (LDCs) and small-island developing states (SIDS), in the context of a changing global climate. Also, he worked for the Global Conservation Organization, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Eastern Africa Regional Programme Office (EARPO); GreenNext Sustainability Limited, an environmental management firm based in Nairobi; and UNEP within the Climate Change Mitigation Unit of the Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics (DTIE). He has also undertaken numerous consultancy assignments pertaining to renewable energy technologies and climate change mitigation.

He holds a Master in Environmental Planning and Management (M.A.) degree from the University of Nairobi (Nairobi, Kenya), a Postgraduate Diploma from the Witswatersrand University (Johannesburg, South Africa), a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Mathematics and Geography from Kenyatta University (Nairobi, Kenya), and he is an interim Member of the Kenya Climate Change Working Group (KCCWG), Thematic Group on Energy. Most recently, James obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency from the Technical University of Dresden’s Center for International Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Management (CIPSEM) in Dresden, Germany. He is also an Environmental Impact Assessment Lead Expert registered with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and a registered member of the Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK).

A national of Kenya, he is a Kiswahili native speaker, also fluent in English, and has a basic working knowledge of French and Spanish.