With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 630 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF has long been a champion of market-based solutions to environmental issues, including emission trading programs to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants. We helped design the sulfur dioxide cap-and-trade program in Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments; were instrumental in passing and implementing California's emission trading system under its AB32 law; and played a lead role in the effort to pass comprehensive climate legislation in the U.S. Congress in 2009-2010. EDF's Global Climate team is at the center of this policy analysis and development, incorporating economic, scientific, and legal expertise to secure policy change at the state, federal, and international level to curb climate pollution.
EDF's Global Climate team seeks a Senior Analyst to provide critical research and analysis in support of our U.S. focused efforts to advance market-based policy solutions to address climate change. As a key player on a growing team, the Senior Analyst will inform our advocacy as we work to strengthen and expand carbon pricing regimes at the state level, and begin to lay the foundation for ambitious carbon pricing policy at the federal level. The Senior Analyst will also engage in efforts to defend against Trump Administration regulatory rollbacks and Congressional attacks on climate progress. The Senior Analyst will conduct and synthesize research and analysis through presentations and in written policy briefs and other communications materials. He/she will report to the Director of U.S. Climate Policy & Analysis and work in close collaboration with a range of EDF's climate, economic, and political experts.
Term: This is a 1 year term position. Upon conclusion of the term, the term may be renewed based on funding and programmatic need.
We are seeking candidates who have a demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research and accurate technical economic analysis in the area of environmental and/or energy policy, preferably related to the use of market-based solutions. Candidates must have exceptional problem solving skills, be extremely detail-oriented and able to ensure consistency and quality of research products; and have advanced Excel and other MS Office applications skills. You should also have:
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.