Emergent

Emergent is a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the speed and scale of tropical forest conservation to combat the climate crisis.

Forests are crucial for life on earth. Protecting the world’s forests represents perhaps the greatest and most cost-effective opportunity to turn the corner on climate change over the next two decades. Nature-based solutions (NBS) have the potential to provide nearly one-third of the solution to climate change, yet NBS receive roughly 3 percent of international climate finance.

Emergent mobilizes large-scale finance for national and sub-national tropical forest and climate protection programs known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, or REDD+.

Emergent connects buyers and sellers of large-scale emissions reductions from jurisdictional REDD+ programs, providing a reliable means of transacting large volumes of high-quality international forest carbon credits while helping to navigate market complexities and policy uncertainties.

$100,000 - $110,000 yearly
Emergent Remote (Barcelona, London, New York, or Washington D.C. preferred)
Jul 22, 2020
Full Time
Forests are crucial to all life on Earth. They capture and store carbon and are one of the most promising, large-scale, and cost-effective opportunities to combat climate change. Rainforests also sustain rainfalls, food supply, vital ecosystems, and livelihoods for over a billion people. Protecting them is not just a moral imperative, it is essential for a stable, prosperous, and sustainable future for us all. As the COVID-19 crisis highlights, we live in a fragile and interconnected world where sustainability cannot be taken for granted. There is increasing recognition of the urgency of climate change. The Paris Agreement in 2015 committed governments to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels. 760 major corporations have committed to climate neutrality, and over 40 countries have implemented some form of carbon pricing scheme.  After two decades of putting necessary, effective, high integrity standards and market mechanisms...