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Job Locations CN-Beijing
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/31/2019 10:03 AM)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time Climate Finance Analyst (consultant) for its climate finance initiative. This position is based in NRDC’s Beijing office and for an initial contract period of 12 months with possibility of renewal.   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   The Climate Finance Analyst will support NRDC’s climate finance initiative aimed at mobilizing retail banking resources for climate mitigation through promoting climate finance policy and innovative financial approaches and products in China. The Analyst will be working in NRDC’s China Environmental Law team reporting to the Senior Staff Attorney.
Job ID
2019-4354
Job Locations CN-Beijing
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/20/2019 12:52 PM)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time junior analyst (consultant) to support research focusing on the reduction of excess coal-fired power capacity, to be based in NRDC’s Beijing office with an initial contract period of 12 months.   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 State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.   Position Summary:   The Junior Analyst will be responsible for supporting an NRDC project focused on reducing outdated and excess coal-fired power capacity in China in order to meet environmental protection and climate change targets. The research will focus on bottom-up analysis of coal fired capacity in order to develop policy pathways and mechanisms for the efficient, safe, green and lower carbon development of China’s coal-fired power sector. The junior analyst will support the project analyst in research, project management and implementation, and coordination with Chinese partners.
Job ID
2019-4352
Job Locations CN-Beijing
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/13/2019 12:26 PM)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is seeking a full-time project analyst (consultant) to support analysis and project management for our China Oil Cap Project, to be based in NRDC’s Beijing office. The project seeks to help China to peak and reduce its oil consumption as early as possible in key sectors including transportation and the petrochemicals industry, by providing policy and technical recommendations to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.   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 State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.     Position Summary:   The China Oil Cap Project Analyst will provide analytical and research coordination support for a project cooperating with government research institutes, think tanks, and universities, on the research, design, and implementation of an oil consumption cap policy for China to meet environmental, health, climate, and sustainable economic development goals. The Project Analyst will support the China Oil Cap Project by coordinating and supporting the research of various project partners, conducting research related to the design of an oil consumption cap policy, and monitoring and reporting on project activities and deliverables. The Project Analyst may also assist with quantitative and qualitative analysis to support the Oil Cap Project, including modeling of energy and emissions scenarios related to an oil cap policy; analysis of policy and technical options for designing an oil cap policy in key sectors including transportation and the petrochemicals industry; and analysis of relevant Chinese and international studies and policies related to oil consumption reduction. The Project Analyst will be based in NRDC’s Beijing office and will form an integral part of the NRDC China climate and energy team.
Job ID
2019-4348
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2019 9:38 AM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This position is only for current Duke students. This Fellow will help implement critical advocacy strategies targeted at improving low- and moderate-income energy efficiency in California. They will research and create important advocacy materials (e.g., fact sheets, blogs, and/or presentations) to advance efforts with stakeholders and decision-makers. This project fits into our clean energy and equity objectives articulated both in the institution’s strategic plan and in the objectives of energy efficiency through our energy efficiency initiative, energy efficiency for all project, and climate and clean energy goals to integrate clean energy and equity throughout our efforts to transition to a clean energy economy available to all.
Job ID
2019-4344
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/20/2019 9:56 AM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only. 
Job ID
2019-4333
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/20/2019 9:44 AM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only. 
Job ID
2019-4332
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/19/2019 2:12 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only.   NRDC’s American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC) team is seeking a summer fellow to be split among our buildings and transportation climate work across 25 cities. ACCC is an exciting 2-year initiative designed to help leading-edge cities accelerate and expand their climate policies.   The fellow would support the ACCC technical team on city policies and programs around buildings, energy, EVs, and mobility. The fellow will work directly on the project to perform research, data analysis, resource creation, and strategy support to help the technical team as they guide and drive cities to achieve ambitious climate reductions.
Job ID
2019-4328
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/19/2019 2:11 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only.   NRDC's Climate & Clean Energy (C&CE) Program is looking for a fellow to complete research and analysis on the clean energy transition in the U.S. and the implications it has on domestic and international decarbonization strategies. The fellow will dedicate most of their time with the Analysis Team (~80%), with up to 20% of their time dedicated to work with the International Team.   NRDC’s C&CE analysis team works with policymakers, industry, environmental groups, and other stakeholders to advocate for policies to reduce climate-warming emissions across the economy by providing modeling, data analysis, and other technical support. The Schneider Fellow will be an integral part of our team, analyzing policy design questions and helping develop technical resources for our climate and energy advocacy both domestically and abroad.
Job ID
2019-4327
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/19/2019 2:11 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only. 
Job ID
2019-4326
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/19/2019 2:11 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   This is a 3-month Fellowship open to Stanford students only. Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) unites people from diverse sectors and backgrounds to collectively make multifamily affordable homes energy- and water-efficient. EEFA builds power to change policies and practices by seeding and supporting coalitions in 12 states. Each of these state coalitions include a variety of housing, health, energy efficiency, environmental, and community advocacy organizations that have not typically worked together in the past. EEFA supports these coalitions by providing coaching, training and funding; coordinating coalition activities; conducting research; and providing coalition-building and technical expertise. In addition, EEFA has developed four cross-cutting teams – Equity Working Group, Implementation Support, Federal Policy and Healthy Affordable Building Materials – in order to support the specific needs of the EEFA coalitions.
Job ID
2019-4325
Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 7 months ago(9/4/2019 11:14 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   NRDC is seeking an experienced advocate and power sector expert to advance our work on federal electricity and utility policy (electric and gas). This position will be focused on administrative action under the Clean Air Act and new legislation to advance clean energy deployment incentives, standards, and other clean energy and carbon market policies. A strong background in utility regulatory policy and clean energy and carbon market design is essential. Advocacy and lobbying experience are also needed to secure necessary stakeholder and policymaker support, and experience working with diverse viewpoints is required. This senior team member will join the federal side of the Climate & Clean Energy Program in Washington, DC.   Depending on the management experience and interest of the candidates, the role may be defined as management position or as a senior individual contributor. A management role would require functional management of a team of advocates and a budget.
Job ID
2019-4291
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 7 months ago(9/4/2019 4:04 PM)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a leading U.S.-based environmental action organization. We use law, science, policy expertise and the support of more than 3 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. Since the organization was founded in 1970, NRDC has worked to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. Our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, and we continue to work on issues from protecting our oceans to addressing climate change. Our staff of more than 600 lawyers, scientists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York; Washington, DC; Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Bozeman, MT; and Beijing.   Position Summary: NRDC’s Food & Agriculture team (part of the Healthy People/Thriving Communities program) believes that our food system should protect the environment, promote public health, and advance equity. The team’s work covers multiple issues at the intersection of these concerns, including antibiotics and pesticide use, organic and sustainable farming, animal agriculture, and greenhouse gas emissions from food production. The work is grounded in science and advances both policy and market change.   NRDC is seeking a full-time, two-year post-doctoral Science Fellow who can bring an economic perspective to our work, providing subject matter expertise and conducting research and analysis on the economic levers that drive the current food system and the economic implications of the changes we seek. The Fellow will support the team’s work across issues and projects, develop new analyses to advance NRDC’s food system goals, produce research-based documents and publications, identify policy and market interventions, collaborate with partner organizations, and engage in communications efforts.   The Fellow will spend approximately 70% of their time on a big-picture research project, and 30% of their time working with program staff to enhance current work. Specific topics and projects undertaken will depend on the Fellow’s expertise and interests, and an initial review of opportunities, priorities, and available data.   Examples of potential research questions include: - How will climate change affect the economics of the food system? Who will be the winners and losers and how can we build equity into our response to climate impacts? - How do subsidies and other government policies affect the food system, and what policy changes would most powerfully incentivize market change and address negative externalities? - How will proposed food system improvements, such as expanding organic farming or shifting to less meat consumption, impact farm profitability, market consolidation, worker wages and consumer prices? What does this mean for our strategy and goals? The Food System Economics Science Fellow will be supported by NRDC’s Science Center and its Science Fellows program, which is a key element of the Science Center’s mission to enhance NRDC’s scientific capabilities and provide resources and support for policy and advocacy work. The Science Fellows program provides young scientists interested in working in the science, policy and advocacy arena with professional experience and on-the-job training; it is an excellent opportunity to refine existing skills and build new ones, develop professionally, publish work, and gain important competencies.   The Fellow will be based in our New York, NY, office (preferred) or our San Francisco, CA, or Washington, DC, offices.
Job ID
2019-4289
Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-DC-Washington | US-NY-New York
Posted Date 8 months ago(8/7/2019 3:33 PM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   The planet is beset by two interrelated crises: climate change and ecosystem collapse. Experts have identified large-scale conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems as critical strategies to reduce CO2 emissions, deliver negative emissions and safeguard the world’s biodiversity. Accordingly, NRDC is prioritizing the conservation of wild, ecologically- and carbon-rich habitats, including calling on nations of the world to adopt an ambitious plan to help safeguard nature and life on Earth by protecting 30 percent of the world’s land and 30 percent of the world’s oceans by 2030 (“30 by 30”). NRDC is seeking a Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow for a fulltime, two-year post-doctoral Fellowship.  The Fellow will provide subject matter expertise and conduct multidisciplinary research and analysis on land-based carbon sequestration and ecosystem functioning within the context of climate change.   Specific topics and projects undertaken by the Fellow will include: - Reviewing and analyzing available scientific literature about Ecosystem Carbon Dioxide Removal (ECDR) approaches, with specific emphasis on how these strategies relate to the “30 by 30” biodiversity goal; - Identifying gaps in existing data that need to be considered prior to deployment of these ECDR strategies - Assessing the range and robustness of existing estimates of forest climate mitigation potential in United States and the temperate rain forests of Chile, the risks to these sinks and developing criteria for identifying the greatest opportunities for increasing these sinks; - Assessing the range of existing estimates for ecosystem-wide carbon in Canada’s Boreal Forest, where is this carbon located, the drivers that could lead to its release, and the range of estimates for potential carbon loss from various drivers; - Establishing reliable estimates for potential soil carbon sequestration in agricultural soil sinks in the United States, identifying factors that account for the range in existing estimates and creating criteria for the identification of geographic areas of opportunity for accelerating the adoption of climate-mitigating practices; - Analyzing carbon removal potential for these ECDR pathways including volumes needed to meet climate goals, costs, benefits and drawbacks, and barriers and opportunities; - Organizing and hosting a workshop of internal and external experts to discuss and seek feedback on the results of the analysis; - Developing a policy and implementation roadmap for NRDC to help speed deployment of ECDR in the identified regions, including short- and medium-term opportunities, in close collaboration with NRDC legal, policy, and science staff; - Identifying and assessing political and societal barriers to deployment.   The Climate Change and Ecosystem Ecology Science Fellow is supported by NRDC’s Science Center and its Science Fellows program, which is a key element of the Science Center’s mission to enhance NRDC’s scientific capabilities and provide resources and support for policy and advocacy work. The Science Fellows program provides young scientists interested in working in the science, policy and advocacy arena with professional experience and on-the-job training; it is an excellent opportunity to refine existing skills and build new ones, develop professionally, publish work, and gain important competencies.   The Fellow will be based in our San Francisco, CA office (preferred) or our Washington, D.C. or New York, NY offices.
Job ID
2019-4276
Job Locations US-CA-Santa Monica
Posted Date 1 year ago(1/4/2019 9:36 AM)
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 Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water 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.   Position Summary:   NRDC is seeking a legal extern to work with the Environmental Justice, Marine Mammals, Water and Air teams in our Santa Monica office. NRDC’s fall legal externs may participate in writing briefs, drafting complaints, preparing legal analyses, obtaining affidavits, investigating violations of environmental laws, developing policy advocacy campaigns, and drafting white papers and comments for submission to administrative agencies.  NRDC hires passionate students who possess the intelligence, skill, self-confidence, and maturity to take on substantial responsibility.  Our externs play an active role on the frontlines of the environmental movement.  Over the course of a school term, an NRDC extern will typically work on a variety of projects and amass experience that he or she could not obtain anywhere else. This is an unpaid externship.  
Job ID
2018-4099

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