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 Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) is the nexus of economics at EDF, ensuring that the economic thinking that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available research and information. To be most effective in this role, the Office of the Chief Economist provides support for other teams throughout EDF and fosters relationships with economists outside the organization.
The Economist will conduct and direct economic analysis to help shape EDF’s International Methane policy positions and support its advocacy. This will include providing strategic input and content to guide planning and execution of EDF’s International Methane advocacy efforts. EDF’s International Methane work is focused on reducing global methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 45% by 2025. The Economist will work closely with Senior International Methane staff and focus on global oil and gas market developments relevant to EDFs advocacy to reduce methane emissions from the sector. This will include analysis of the evolution and regulation of oil and gas markets during a transition to net zero. Deliverables will include “in-house” analyses to guide staff and partners, original publishable research, as well as discussion papers aimed at policy makers, journalists, and the public at large. The Economist could be based in any of EDF’s offices (including Beijing, London, US) or be remote. While focusing on the International Methane work, the Economist will be part of the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) and the broader network of economists and policy experts that surrounds EDF’s global climate and energy work. They will report to a Senior Economist or the Chief Economist, and will work with International Methane staff, other economists, policy specialists and natural scientists throughout EDF. They may also have managerial responsibilities for consultants, project budgets and more junior staff.
You must have the right to live and work in the EU when applying.
Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, EDF is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.
Environmental Defense Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.