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Project Manager, Global Climate
The need for decisive action to stop and reverse the rise of climate pollution has never been more urgent. In 2016, after two decades of inaction, all the world's airlines and most of the world's governments agreed to cap carbon dioxide emissions from international flights starting in 2021. If successful, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) will limit a fast-growing source of global emissions and spur greater ambition in the aviation sector. More broadly, CORSIA has the potential to catalyze a global carbon market that aligns economic incentives with low-carbon growth, rewards countries that steward their lands and forests, and helps put the world on a path to a more stable climate. EDF's Global Climate Program seeks an experienced project manager to help their growing team manage the international aviation project.
Working under the supervision of EDF's international aviation project team leader, the Project Manager will play a critical role in the development, execution, and coordination of the international aviation project. Using knowledge gleaned from previous experience, stakeholders, and EDF staff, the incumbent will develop recommendations and action steps for managing the project efficiently and effectively to maximize operational synergies within EDF and between EDF and its partners. Project outcomes must aggressively address environmental concerns and be practically and technically sound from a business and operational perspective.
The Project Manager's role is three-fold: (1) internally coordinate and organize all participants across the organization toward shared goals; (2) provide operational and programmatic support to the project; and (3) to leverage EDF's effectiveness, by assisting in the coordination of project initiatives that engage key partners and stakeholders.
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