Flying with Climate Change: Reduce, Replace, Repair

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Dr. Ryan Allard
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TedxMIT
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Podcast: Talking Drawdown with Chad Frischmann, Project Drawdown and Andreas Kuhlmann, DENA

Author: 
Craig Morris
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BETD: Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue
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https://soundcloud.com/user-576841840/episode-9-drawdown
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Monday, March 23, 2020
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Project Drawdown: Could the world halt global warming entirely from the mid-2040s?

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Michael Holder
Publication: 
Business Green
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https://www.businessgreen.com/analysis/4012020/project-drawdown-world-halt-global-warming-entirely-mid-2040s
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Here are the top ways the world could take on climate change in 2020

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Sierra Garcia
Publication: 
Grist
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https://grist.org/climate/here-are-the-top-ways-the-world-could-take-on-climate-change-in-2020/
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
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About the Position

Senior Fellows work as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers that oversee the continuing development of Project Drawdown’s innovative research, analysis, and modeling of solutions to reverse global warming.  Senior Fellows work collaboratively to oversee the augmentation of initial research conducted, to supervise additional data collection as needed, and to refine and integrate individual solution models. They will also work on developing the second phase of Project Drawdown’s research, which incorporates contextual boundaries, accelerators/ enablers, and maps technologies and practices to other economic outcomes (e.g. health and well-being, ecosystem services, jobs, GDP, etc.)

 We are currently recruiting a Senior Fellow for Project Drawdown’s Oceans project. The primary goals of the Project Drawdown Oceans project are to:

  1. Create an Oceans data model that analyzes the potential for marine climate solutions to reduce emissions, sequester carbon, and improve economic and social outcomes; and, to integrate this model with existing sector models to expand the overall global systems analysis.
  2. Integrate the results from the oceans model into all Project Drawdown communications, coalitions, and curriculum efforts.
  3. Regularly update the oceans model with the latest data and research to ensure its accuracy and usefulness to target audiences in perpetuity.

The result of this project is for marine climate solutions to be known widely and publicly alongside already prominent sectors such as energy and transport, just as Project Drawdown has highlighted the impact of the agriculture and food sectors. Ultimately, this will further global understanding of the potential for marine solutions and drive investment and implementation in this crucial area.

This is a part-time, temporary position lasting 12 months.

Responsibilities

  • Revise technical reports and models authored by Project Drawdown research fellows.
  • Lead data collection and methodology revision in specific subject areas.
  • Develop integration models for related solutions within sectors
  • Work with a team of researchers to integrate all models into a comprehensive, global solutions model.
  • Identify and scope new solutions and coming attractions for inclusion in future publications.
  • Manage/supervise the work of Project Drawdown research fellows, as needed.
  • Communicate with partners and advisors to assist research, as needed.
  • Represent Project Drawdown at events and make presentations on research and findings, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., equivalent doctoral level degree, or equivalent work experience in a field relevant to the subject area applied for. ABD candidates will be considered.  If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by the start date.
  • Demonstrated data modeling and model design expertise, and experience in environment, climate, finance, or interactions between human and natural systems using Excel or other modeling software.  Education or experience in data analytics is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to conduct research and produce scholarly work.
  • Ability to effectively and patiently supervise the work of other researchers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other researchers while working remotely. Comfort with teleconferencing technologies. Flexibility to work with team members in different time zones.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Experience in public speaking and public engagement.
  • A strong network in candidate’s field of expertise.

The ideal candidate will have experience in interdisciplinary science and modeling and a desire to build on this experience as a researcher. The candidate will also be creative in linking scholarship with practice. Candidates should be vitally interested in climate solutions.

This is a part-time, temporary position lasting 12 months.

Location: Work will be conducted remotely, worldwide.

How Do I Apply?

Please complete our online application form.  

Application deadline:  Open until filled.

All candidates should be sure to upload their most recent resume or CV, two references, and two recent writing samples (see below for details). We will also consider letters of support from supervisors or institutions, if applicable. 

Writing Samples

Please upload two writing samples with your application, including:

  1. A 500-1000 word an argumentative essay or op-ed on a subject of your choice that demonstrates an ability to make a focused argument in a clear, convincing, and accessible way. This writing sample is evaluated for evidence of critical thinking and general writing skills.
  2. A research paper of up to 10 pages. This does not need to have been published, but should demonstrate an ability to research and analyze a subject in more depth. It is recommended, but not required, that the topic of the research paper be relevant to the Project Drawdown's mission. Papers utilizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of climate solutions are particularly encouraged.

For more information, contact catherine.foster@drawdown.org.

March 2020

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About the Position

Project Drawdown is currently recruiting for 1-2 research analysts for our Oceans project. The primary goals of the Project Drawdown Oceans project are to:

  1. Create an Oceans data model that analyzes the potential for marine climate solutions to reduce emissions, sequester carbon, and improve economic and social outcomes; and, to integrate this model with existing sector models to expand the overall global systems analysis.
  2. Integrate the results from the oceans model into all drawdown communications, coalitions, and curriculum efforts.
  3. Regularly update the oceans model with the latest data and research to ensure its accuracy and usefulness to target audiences in perpetuity.

The result of this project is for marine climate solutions to be known widely and publicly alongside already prominent sectors such as energy and transport, just as Project Drawdown has highlighted the impact of the agriculture and food sectors.  Ultimately, this will further global understanding of the potential for marine solutions and drive investment and implementation in this crucial area.

Responsibilities

  • Support data collection and methodology revision for Ocean solutions.
  • Identify and scope new solutions and coming attractions for inclusion in future publications.
  • Communicate with Senior Fellow for Oceans and Drawdown staff as needed.

Qualifications

  • Completed master’s degree required, PhD or equivalent work experience preferred. Candidates currently enrolled in a master’s program will be considered in circumstances where the candidate’s course work will be centered on the subject matter of the fellowship.
  • 5+ years of experience in sustainability, renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-sequestration, land use, agriculture, international development, climate modeling, or related field.
  • Experience in quantitative analysis, data modeling or econometrics required.
  • Strong research, analysis and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and produce scholarly work.
  • Experience with preparing clear, compelling, and high-quality reports and presentations. Project management skills, capable of meeting deadlines.
  • Interest in and ability to work remotely, yet in collaboration with a team of researchers in different time zones.
  • Comfort with teleconferencing technologies. Ability to participate in videoconferences between the hours of 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific Time.

The ideal candidate will have experience in interdisciplinary science and modeling and a desire to build on this as a researcher. The candidate will also be creative in linking scholarship with practice. Candidates should be vitally interested in climate solutions.

This is a part-time, temporary position for 3 months.

Location: Work is conducted remotely, worldwide.

How Do I Apply?

Please complete our online application form: https://form.jotform.com/91565497995985.

Please upload a cover letter, three professional references, a writing sample, and resume. In your cover letter, please highlight your experience with Oceans solutions and your prior work with climate modelling.

Application deadline:  Open until filled.

For more information contact catherine.foster@drawdown.org

March 2020

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Elizabeth Bagley

Dr. Elizabeth Bagley designs experiences, initiatives, and tools to connect people with researched, relevant, and relatable information about the most impactful climate change solutions we can take to help people and the planet thrive together.

She frequently speaks and teaches about sustainability solutions at conferences, workshops, academic settings, and corporate events. Elizabeth serves on the board of the American Camp Association, is an active member of the Green Scientific Advisory Group for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and was an inaugural Fellow for the Sustainability in Science Museums Fellowship at Arizona State University.
 
Before joining Project Drawdown, Elizabeth directed sustainability efforts at the California Academy of Sciences and designed the science content for video games and books at LeapFrog. An experienced environmental educator, Elizabeth taught middle and high school science in Louisiana, K-12 science pedagogy to teachers, and science communication to graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Director, Drawdown Learn
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Jamie Beck Alexander

Jamie Beck Alexander is a solutions-oriented corporate climate advocate, coalition builder, and founding Director of Drawdown Labs. Jamie joined the Project Drawdown team from Ceres, where she led corporate engagement on the west coast, working with companies to set ambitious emission reduction targets and leveraging their influence in support of strong climate and clean energy policies. At Ceres, she launched a public-private partnership with the City of San Francisco and Bay Area companies to identify and deploy collaborative solutions to decarbonize the transportation sector.

Previously, Jamie served as a Civil and Foreign Service Officer with US Agency for International Development (USAID), implementing projects to combat malaria and other infectious diseases, serving in Bangladesh, India and Tanzania. At USAID, she led an agency-wide effort to better integrate local solutions and voices into foreign aid programming and decision-making. She has also worked with the UN Office of the Secretary-General, the design firm IDEO, and indigenous peoples in the US, Amazon and Andes. Bringing this multidisciplinary background and solutions focus to bear, Jamie leads Drawdown Lab's work with companies to deploy climate solutions at scale.

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Director of Drawdown Labs
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Ecocentricity Blog: Hot Off the Digital Presses

Author: 
John A. Lanier
Publication: 
3BL Media
Link to Article: 
https://www.3blmedia.com/News/Ecocentricity-Blog-Hot-Digital-Presses
Article Publish Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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I Tried Living Off Food Waste Apps for a Week

Author: 
Hayden Vernon
Publication: 
Vice
Link to Article: 
https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/qjdzvm/olio-too-good-to-go-leftover-food-waste-apps
Article Publish Date: 
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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