C40 connects more than 90 of the world’s greatest cities. It is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.
About the Role
C40’s Measurement and Planning programme focuses on building capacity within C40 cities to tackle climate change. Specifically, to:
- Measure greenhouse gas emissions in a robust and consistent way;
- Set evidence-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction target(s);
- Develop a robust climate action plan in line with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
This is achieved by developing standards, processes, tools, databases; providing access to training and technical support; and facilitating knowledge transfer and peer-to-peer exchange.
The successful intern will support the Measurement and Planning team to help facilitate the delivery of the Climate Action Planning Technical Assistance Programme. S/he will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding of quantitative analysis of climate action impacts (GHG, air quality, health), and the delivery of technical assistance in cities around the world.
The ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who can handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, such as data collection, data analysis, and report writing, gaining valuable experience working with international colleagues in a fast-paced and exciting global organization.
What You're Gonna Do
- Support of the Climate Action Planning Technical Assistance Programme workshop preparation process including data collection, Pathways model set up, development of national and city-specific current trend assumptions;
- General research and technical support for M&P tool development including collection of key parameters (obtained from academic and agency literatures, databases and other sources), statistical analysis, and development of tool components;
- Preparation of research summaries for internal and external media materials;
- Support and development of city climate action context database; and
- Additional duties as requested.
- Background in urban planning, environmental policy, engineering, economics, social science or a related subject;
- Interest in cities, sustainability and/or climate change;
- Strong quantitative analytical skills (in Excel or similar); and
- Knowledge of data entry / database maintenance (SQL or similar);
- Strong research skills;
- Good problem-solving, strategic thinking and analytical capabilities;
- Interest or experience working across different cultures, languages and time zones; and
- Fluent in English.
What We Offer
The successful intern is expected to start in January 2019 and will be based in our London Office.
This job is available for international candidates.