Carbon Neutrality and Non CO2 Abatement Research Analyst, China Climate and Energy Program

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World Resources Institute

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Beijing, China

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10 days ago

Job Summary:

WRI China is committed to facilitate and accelerate low-carbon and climate resilient development in China towards achieving carbon emissions peaking before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060. As part of our climate and energy strategy, we are developing analytical models and undertaking policy analysis to support national, subnational, and business stakeholders to accelerate low-carbon transitions.

In line with the above works, we are seeking a Research Analyst to support our research, engagement, and communications. You will work with our in-house and external specialists to conduct research on national carbon neutrality pathways, non-CO2 abatement policies and technologies, and other thematic topics.

We offer a flexible environment for you to contribute and grow together with our teams on any of the above areas of priority.

You will have opportunities to work WRI’s global network of expertise to deliver our outcomes in China and to share our experience with our global networks across the continents. You will be based in Beijing with frequent domestic travels and occasional international travels (currently there is international travel restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Major Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain knowledge on a variety of topics related to WRI climate and energy work, including but not limited to carbon neutrality policies, key databases, non-CO2 abatement policies and technologies, energy policy development and best practices.
  • Conduct research and produce research products such as technical guidance, opinion pieces and policy briefs on topics related to carbon neutrality roadmaps, non-CO2 abatement, sectoral transition strategy, renewable energy, etc.
  • Compile and analyze data, apply models, design scenarios, and produce research reports and policy briefs
  • Engage with stakeholders through roundtables, seminars, workshops, policy dialogues, training, and other communication and engagement activities.
  • Develop blog posts, commentaries, and other communication materials to reach out to the targeted stakeholders.
  • Support the management of the assigned projects, including project planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor.


What you will need:

  • Education:

You hold a master’s degree in climate policy, energy, environmental economics, industrial economics, or other related fields.

  • Experience:

You hold knowledge and experience relevant to the methane related fields is a plus.

If you have 1-5 years of relevant work experience in China so much the better.

  • Professional skills:

Excellent research and analytical skills with trackable record on publication.

It would be nice to have a strong interest in performing rigorous quantitative analysis.

  • Languages:

Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English.

  • Others:

Strong team spirit with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with staff and external stakeholders at all levels, and flexibility to work across different time zones.

Willingness and ability to travel.


Opportunity summary:

Duration: Full-time regular
Location: Beijing, China
Reporting Line: This position reports to China Climate & Energy Project Manager
Salary and Benefits: Competitive compensation will be offered commensurate with qualifications

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of (insert date and write out month). An application should be submitted he WRI Careers portal to be considered.

About Us:
Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world overcomes this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our values and mission:

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

What we offer:

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million.

Our culture:

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

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