Happy Khambule studied law at the University of Johannesburg and was recognized by the British Council as a Global Change-maker and International Climate Champion in 2008 and 2010. In 2013, he was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans. Happy is the former Greenpeace Africa senior political advisor on climate and energy. Currently, Happy is an official party delegate to the UNFCCC and negotiates various issues such as Paris Agreement implementation and Response Measures. Happy serves on the Paris Agreement Compliance Committee. He is a non-executive director in Mansa Advisory. He serves on various boards, including the Earthlife Africa board and the CleanCity SA board, as an independent non-executive board chairperson.
Happy is part of the inaugural President's Coordinating Commission on Climate Change (PCC) and is Business Unity South Africa's head of environment and energy.