James Gardiner is a member of the Energy & Climate team in ICF’s London office, having previously been in ICF’s Environmental team in Texas. He works with public and private-sector clients and stakeholders across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
Currently, James is briefing the UK Government on the European Commission's proposals for improving the energy efficiency of domestic appliances and industrial equipment. He is also advising the European Climate Foundation on best practices in clean energy innovation, following on from studies for the European Commission into boosting finance to first-of-a-kind, commercial-scale, clean energy projects and into facilitating clean technology transfer to developing countries.
Previously, James successfully managed a carbon-finance initiative for a fund set up by two international development banks to secure financing for energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
While based in Texas, James worked on environmental and social impact assessments of energy infrastructure projects, including the West Africa Gas Pipeline project to reduce gas flaring in Nigeria by transporting surplus natural gas to Benin, Togo, and Ghana for electricity generation.