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Job Opportunity: Clean Economy Programme Leader

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November 23, 2018

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E3G, a European think-tank working globally to accelerate the transition to a clean, resilient economy, is looking for a Programme Leader to lead its work shaping Zero Carbon Transitions in Europe and Internationally.

As a recognized global leader in the politics and policy of energy transitions, E3G is broadening its programs to develop innovative solutions to the rapid deployment of zero carbon solutions across the whole economy, according to the vacancy announcement.

The position is ideally based in E3G’s offices in Brussels, Berlin or London, but other European locations will be considered.

The deadline for applications is December 2, 2018. Further information is available on Balkan Green Energy News’ Jobs page.

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E3G was ranked 5th most influential global environmental think tank by the UPenn “Go To Thinktank” Index in 2016 and 2017.

Keeping global temperature rises well below 2C, and hopefully to 1.5C, requires the rapid shift to new infrastructure systems, markets and regulatory models in the energy, urban, transport, industrial, agriculture and land use sectors, as well faster diffusion of innovation. While the past decade has seen the emergence of exciting clean technology solutions, alongside revolutions in digital and materials technologies, the pace of market deployment is generally still too slow to deliver the Paris climate goals.

The demand for change is growing as countries, cities, businesses and investors around the world increasingly develop long term plans for the transition to net zero carbon, resilient economies. However, there is a gap between investment choices implied by these pathways and the pattern of investment incentivized by current markets, regulatory and planning systems.

E3G believes that change will not accelerate without fundamental reforms to how markets are regulated, how infrastructure systems are planned and managed, how public funding is allocated and how innovation systems are incentivized. These changes cannot be driven solely by climate change concerns but must be embedded and aligned with broader economic development and reform processes.

E3G is therefore looking for an experienced thought leader to guide the deepening of its current sectoral transformation work, and develop new cross-cutting approaches to integrating climate objectives into “whole economy” debates on productivity, competition policy, regulatory design, industrial policy, innovation and governance. E3G is also looking to apply the lessons of its work in Europe to other regions including Latin America, SE Asia and China.

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