The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our climate and clean energy cases have played a major role shaping current climate policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking a Climate Advisor to work with the City of Minneapolis as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC). The American Cities Climate Challenge is an unprecedented opportunity for 20 ambitious cities to significantly deepen and accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for their residents. The Climate Advisor will work with city officials to support the execution of initiatives designed to advance carbon reductions through policies and programs focused on transportation. The Climate Advisor will be part of a network of similar positions located in cities across the country to support these transportation initiatives and will therefore be engaged at the local, regional, and national levels to advance the city’s goals. The position will interface with key influencers and decision-makers within city government, the transportation sector, industry partners, and other organizations in the community.
Location: Minneapolis, MN
This is a limited term role through 12/31/2020
Learn more about the ACCC at: https://www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge/
Lead or participate in various work streams including but not limited to outreach to stakeholders, both internal to city government and the broader community of private sector, non-profit, philanthropic, and community partners; drafting internal and public-facing documents to support City legislative climate change mitigation efforts; navigating internal city processes in coordination with our partners.
(If the person only has 3 years of experience the focus of the role needs to be facilitation, bringing together existing partners and support)
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