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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Stef is a qualified lawyer, practicing in South Africa in the 1980s in human rights law. In 1994 he transitioned to alternative dispute resolution and participated in numerous change processes as South Africa entered its transition. In 1999 he attended COP5 and afterwards established a climate NGO, SouthSouthNorth, which brought 6 global South countries into collaboration on various climate projects.


He co-lead the South African Long Term Mitigation Scenarios, and published a book on the process, which one the Tokiso best case study in facilitation in 2009. He then co-lead the MAPS process, which prepared 5 countries, including Brazil and South Africa, for their Paris inputs. After Paris he established two large foundations, Foundation for International Law for the Environment, and the Africa Climate Foundation. Stef now has a number of roles and is consulting in the fields of law, regranting, finance, debt, and other climate-related matters, with an emphasis on the global South. He is based in both Cape Town and London.

Stef Raubenheimer
Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership