With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. By focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions. We are one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of approximately 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You will be part of a vibrant workplace where innovation and results are a way of life.
EDF envisions a world in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected to the environmental challenges we face and are engaged in creating durable, equitable solutions. We seek talented candidates who share our Core Values of Respect, Results, Innovation, Optimism, and Integrity, and support our Commitment to Diversity.
The COP26 Lead will be the primary advisor to the Executive Director and EDF Programmes on the who, how and when of interaction with the UK Government’s COP26 team to achieve EDF objectives. Working closely with EDF Executives and programmes they will help shape EDF’s strategic objectives for COP26. They will deliver intelligence on political developments and key stakeholders in COP26 preparations to ensure that EDF is able to use opportunities for maximising our influence and profile to ensure the most impact for our work. The COP26 Lead will represent EDF and EDF Europe with key stakeholders, and will maintain and develop our profile and reputation in the lead up to COP26.
The COP26 Lead reports to the Executive Director, Europe.
a. Key stakeholders and contacts, including but not limited to working groups, partner organisations and individuals
b. Timelines for important dates such as meetings and announcements
c. Attend meetings on EDFE’s behalf for information gathering and fact finding
Skills & Experience
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.