Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Forest Carbon Solutions Analyst

Job Locations CN-Beijing
Posted Date 9 months ago(2/6/2020 12:01 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
International [404000]


The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union.


For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution and accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.


Position Summary


NRDC is seeking a China Forest Carbon Solutions Analyst (consultant) to work with the Nature Program and the International Program in our Beijing office.  This Analyst will work closely with the nature and international teams to develop forest-based carbon sequestration opportunities that support sustainable forest management and advance nature conservation and climate mitigation efforts within China and internationally. The Analyst’s work will cover a broad spectrum of activities ranging from conducting technical and advisory analyses, to leading a field carbon project, to presenting project results at conferences.   The Analyst will work with both China and U.S.-based team members and report to the China Conservation Director.


  • Work with the team to design and implement forest carbon policies and projects in alignment with biodiversity, climate mitigation, and other NRDC priorities;
  • Meet regularly with Chinese and international officials to provide NRDC’s perspective on nature-based solution (NBS) issues and, ideally, develop joint efforts to conserve nature;
  • Advocate in furtherance of NRDC’s nature and climate goals with government officials, scientists, and others from various countries at international and domestic meetings;
  • Develop and write reports for NRDC analyzing Chinese law, policies, and practices concerning forest carbon and NBS;
  • Help organize and attend relevant meetings, symposia, and conferences;
  • Develop fact sheets, blogs, and other materials on forest carbon and NBS in Chinese and translate documents from Chinese to English and from English to Chinese, as needed;
  • Other related duties assigned by the team.


  • Advanced degree in forestry or related environmental/natural resource studies;
  • Experience working in native ecosystem management;
  • Expertise or experience in forest-based carbon sequestration and ecosystem functioning;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic;
  • Proven technical abilities to research and recommend solutions for conservation and climate problems;
  • Experience working with Chinese government agencies;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders (government, research institutes, other NGOs, industry, and local communities);
  • Clear communication skills with excellent English oral and written skills and high-level of technical writing proficiency;
  • Excellent public speaking skills; and
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team, with flexibility in taking international calls at odd hours.


NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.


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Applications will be accepted until filled. For further information about NRDC, please visit and



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