WRI is seeking a creative and multi-talented expert on China climate policy to fill the role of Climate Lead in its WRI China office. Reporting to the WRI China Director, you will lead the development of a comprehensive and compelling climate strategy for WRI China that will help Chinese authorities identify optimal pathways for delivering on the country’s current climate commitments, and for increasing ambition in the years to come. As a thought leader, you will propose innovative approaches to enable the sustained transformation of China’s economy to achieve long-term zero-carbon targets. You will consider structural and geographical challenges, and identify key entry points for leveraging change. Issues around social impacts and equity will also be addressed. With the WRI China Director, you will shape and develop strategies for engaging with local and national political leaders in government, academia and civil society.
WRI’s Climate Program, including global and international office staff, engages businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels to advance transformative solutions that mitigate climate change and help communities adapt to its impacts. With a team of more than 50 experts world-wide, and close partnerships with dozens of peer organizations and leading researchers, the global and international office Climate teams leverage deep analysis and inclusive stakeholder processes to deliver ambitious impact on a global scale. Whether designing the most widely-used tool for emissions accounting with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, re-writing the narrative of environmental development with the New Climate Economy, or playing a critical role in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement – WRI’s Climate Program is a trusted, innovative, and effective leader in the field.
Manage day-to-day operations of the China Climate Program, including project, financial, administrative, human resource matters, and prepare progress reports to funders and internally within WRI.