Researcher (Climate Diplomacy)

E3G: Third Generation Environmentalism
London, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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E3G is an independent think tank operating to accelerate the global transition to climate safe economies and societies. E3G builds cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, chosen for their capacity to leverage change. We work closely with likeminded partners in government, politics, business, civil society, science, the media, public interest foundations and elsewhere. In 2018, for the third year running, E3G was ranked the fifth most globally influential environmental think tank. E3G operates around the world with offices in Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington. D.C.

E3G’s mission is to deliver outcomes in the world not just reports. E3G's Climate Diplomacy, Risk and Security Programme undertakes analysis, builds strategies and coalitions, and facilitates interventions aimed at increasing ambition in global climate action. E3G is a long-standing diplomatic and political advisor to major governments and global organisations. Much of what we do in the climate diplomacy team is behind the scenes in the nuts and bolts of shaping change and engaging in specific processes. E3G believes that shaping public and political debates is a critical part of success.

As the key organisation working on global climate change from the UK, E3G is particularly focused on ensuring that the UK remains a global climate leader in the context of Brexit. E3G co-organised the first London Climate Action Week with the Mayor of London in July 2019; showcasing London’s role as a global hub for organisations driving climate action. In 2019 we will again organise a London Climate Action Week alongside our broader efforts to support the UK government in domestic and diplomatic preparations for COP26.

We are looking to expand our team with someone who will contribute to E3G’s advocacy work on climate diplomacy and COP26, including:, undertaking short pieces of analysis, supporting the development of political scenarios and activities, engaging non-state actor and youth networks, producing communications materials, including commissioning infographics, and supporting the organisation of workshops and convenings.

This role is offered on a one-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension, to start as soon as possible.

Profile & requirements

  • You have very strong written and verbal communication skills, impeccable English and the ability to adapt your style (written and verbal) to any audience from technical experts, politicians or the wider public.
  • You demonstrate a high level of initiative and are positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time. You are able to quickly familiarise yourself with a new topic through self-led research including conversations with experts, assessing (sometimes dry) policy statements, and other data sources.
  • You have at least one year of professional experience and possibly more. You possess a decent grasp of international politics and of climate issues. Experience of working in or with UK, EU or UN institutions would be an advantage, as would work on international climate policy.
  • You have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable).
  • You are used to operating internationally, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity. A good working knowledge of at least one European Union language besides English would be an advantage.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered for a non-profit organisation based on qualifications and experience. This position is programmed for a year, on a renewable contract, starting as soon as possible.

Application information

Please email your application in English to . Please write 'Climate Diplomacy Researcher 2019' as well as your name and surname in the subject line.

Please include:

  • A CV of maximum two pages;
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start;
  • A writing sample (up to four pages), preferably on a topic linked to an international environmental, energy, climate, financial, or governance issue.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 20th, 2019.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for an interview.