James Orr has an academic background in law, town planning and leadership. He is the Director of Friends of the Earth in Northern Ireland. In his previous career he worked in local government and was also for many years the Northern Ireland Director for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. His current areas of interest are the dynamics of movement building and supporting communities who are suffering from environmental injustice. An emerging area of professional and personal interest is challenging the current legal basis of environmental protection and affording Nature its own inalienable Rights to evolve, flourish and regenerate.
James’ role in EJNI is to develop EJNI’s strategic vision, advise on collaborations with NGOs and event organisation.