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Climate Change Fellow, Hong Kong

Climate Change Fellow, Hong Kong

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The Climate Change Fellow will support the establishment and management of the Climate Program in The Nature Conservancy’s Hong Kong Program. S/he promotes partnerships and policies that harness the power of nature to provide co-benefits to people and nature through climate risk reduction and carbon sequestration. The Fellow will promote activities that protect, restore and improve lands and waters to increase carbon sequestration, biodiversity, as well as other natural climate benefits. The Fellow will lead and./or manage partnerships that advance the Conservancy’s biodiversity and climate goals in Hong Kong and throughout the Greater Bay Area of China (GBA), through interaction with governments, academic partners, and the corporate sector.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Climate Change Fellow will work to establish a science-based Nature Based Climate Solutions (NBS) program framework through academic collaborations that assess potential for climate risk reduction and carbon sequestration benefits in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.  The Fellow will be part of TNC Hong Kong’s conservation team, and focuses on developing and delivering the research project to define NBS pathways in Hong Kong, building internal & external partnerships and networks, and providing policy and/or corporate practice recommendations on NBS enhancement. Climate Change Fellow reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships, and works closely with the Climate Adaption Coda Fellow, global climate and oceans teams, and other counterparts across TNC, for knowledge sharing and promoting consolidated effort on NBS to advance TNC’s ambitious goals in tackling climate change.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Develop and implement proposals to assess Nature Based Solutions for climate mitigation potential and resilience benefits in HK and throughout GBA, with a focus on coastal wetlands and forest habitats, that is aligned with the scope of TNC HK conservation program’s strategic goals.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with relevant agencies, academic partners, conservation organizations, and/or industries.
  • Provides research and policy analysis in support of legislative, corporate and/or policy priorities.
  • Influences the outcome of policy and/or corporate initiatives at local and regional levels.
  • Develop workplans, manage grants, contracts, and project budgets.
  • May prepare program materials including presentations, memos, and other communications.
  • May supervise administrative staff and/or volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work flexible schedule and travel frequently throughout the GBA. Works independently, working with supervisor as needed.
Location: Hong Kong
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: January 16, 2022
External website link: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=50831&PostingSeq=1
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