Careers

Accelerating Action

Over the past two years, the two serving High Level Climate Action Champions established the Climate Champions Team to help deliver on their mandate to enhance ambition and strengthen the engagement of non-state actors in supporting Parties, working with the Marrakech Partnership, to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement.

At COP26, parties and non-state actors welcomed the progress and the plans for “Implementing the Improved Marrakech Partnership for Enhancing Ambition.”

We are now looking to fill a number of key roles in the team to maintain the momentum and further accelerate climate action leading up to COP27 and beyond.

The links below set out descriptions of the roles which are currently open. Please check back regularly for updates.

Open Roles
  • Communications Manager

    As Communications Manager, the postholder has responsibility for shaping and leading the Communications & Campaigns team and delivering on the overarching communications strategy for the High-Level Climate Champions.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis from 1 September 2022, with virtual interviews taking place soon after

  • Finance Communications Associate/Manager

    The Finance Communications Associate will play a critical role in the Strategic Communications team to advance the climate action agenda in the climate finance space. Working in close collaboration with the Finance Team and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero and its Partners, the Finance Communications Associate will support the narrative development and effective execution of the Climate Champions’ finance communications work, including with high profile events, substantive content, and engagement with key media and communications stakeholders.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis from 17 August 2022, with virtual interviews taking place soon after

  • Project Manager, UN Race to Zero

    With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

    For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the post is filled.

  • Senior Analyst - Nature, UN Race to Zero

    With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

    For more details and to apply, please click here.

     

  • Carbon Removals Lead

    Carbon Dioxide Removal is an increasingly essential part of the transition to 1.5 degrees, as reinforced by the latest IPCC WGIII report plays central role the High-Level Climate Champions’. Responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27.

    To know more about the role and to apply, click here.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning 15 August 2022, with shortlisted candidates invited to virtual interviews soon after.

  • Pro bono secondments

    To help us deliver on our plan for COP27 and beyond, we are now looking for support in the form of pro bono secondments or sponsored roles. The Sector Leads play a pivotal role in the High-Level Climate Champions’ Systems Transformation team. Their responsibilities will include shaping and delivering the sector’s strategy including high impact outcomes for a resilient, 1.5C aligned sector at COP27.

    • Cooling Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Tourism Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Steel Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here
    • Chemicals & Plastics Lead: For more information on the role and to apply click here

    Organizations who would like to discuss partnership opportunities for any of the above roles please write to partnerships@climatechampions.team

    Interested candidates who would like to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to opportunities@climatechampions.team. Please mention the role you are applying for in the subject of your email.

    Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

     

Core Values

Unite behind the science: we commit to make the changes scientists tell us are needed.

Build upon the incredible work to date: we will cross-fertilize and amplify the work of the many heroes who have already committed so much to addressing climate change.

Take into account different ideas and perspectives: we’re willing to be challenged and to challenge, we look for the best in people and the best, most sound and most credible ideas, wherever they come from.

Practice stubborn optimism: we recognize the scale of the problem, combined with an absolute determination to build our way out.

Seek progress not perfection: all of us can be criticized and many of those best able to advance this issue are currently the biggest causes of it. We can’t allow cynical greenwashing, but all who are serious about tackling climate change positively will be welcomed.

Be humble and generous: we keep our egos in check and work together for the good of the whole.