Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we are looking for people to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone. We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space. Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?
Our Lead Senior Economist and Senior Economist roles are a great opportunity for an economist who wants to move closer to policy making and action, with work firmly based in rigorous economics. For these roles, the economist should thoroughly understand both the mainstream and cutting-edge world class economic techniques applied to climate change and energy issues and be able to communicate the results of these analyses to other EDF staff and stakeholders. The economist will:
· Lead and produce economic analysis and research in environmental, climate (adaptation or mitigation), and/or energy topics.
· Identify opportunities to lead economics-focused discussions with industry experts, policy makers, and other researchers and scientists.
· Advance EDF’s economics capacity building by allocating a portion of time to staying updated with networks, sharing work externally, participating in conferences, and developing new ideas for potential EDF economics areas of work.
· Supervise and/or mentor EDF staff.
These jobs can be based remotely in most locations around the world or in any EDF Office.