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Benjamin Santhouse-James
Benjamin Santhouse-James

United Kingdom - Europe

Ben is an MSc Energy Systems student at the University of Oxford. He previously studied Earth Science (Geophysics) at Imperial College London, where he graduated with the Governors' BSc Prize. His research focuses on the social cost of carbon in energy-intensive industries, interdisciplinary techno-economic analysis of the EV transition, and creating low-cost, low-carbon energy solutions for the Global South. Within academia, Ben has also spent time at Yale University and the Prince of Wales' Sustainable Markets Initiative as a Visiting Research Assistant working on rare earth mining environmental policy and sustainable finance. Ben is extremely passionate about scientific communication and actively works with a wide range of initiatives to improve the translation of climate science to the public and policymakers. Ben is active in the multilateral climate policy sphere. As part of the UNFCCC Youth Constituency's Global Coordination Team, he has led the Sustainable Consumption & Production Global Youth Statement, represented the Constituency at high-level meetings, including the Standing Committee on Finance and COP26, and is coordinating research work on youth access to climate finance. He also previously served as Secretary-General of Europe's largest MUN conference where he organised Europe's largest virtual youth climate dialogue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professionally, Ben has worked with Slaughter and May on environmental and energy law, with BMW on circular economy policy, and with Macquarie Group on circular economy and renewable energy growth capital.

We now welcome Benjamin Santhouse-James from United Kingdom (Europe). Joins the Youth Fund Committee as Active Committee Member. They will assist with vetting projects and ventures under the microgrants. Benjamin is an MSc Energy Systems student at the University of Oxford. He previously studied Earth Science (Geophysics) at Imperial College London, where he graduated with the Governors' BSc Prize. His research focuses on the social cost of carbon in energy-intensive industries, interdisciplinary techno-economic analysis of the EV transition, and creating low-cost, low-carbon energy solutions for the Global South. Professionally, Benjamin has worked with Slaughter and May on environmental and energy law, with BMW on circular economy policy, and with Macquarie Group on circular economy and renewable energy growth capital. Benjamin is active in the multilateral climate policy sphere. Congratulations to Benjamin and welcome among us!

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