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CCAC Fossil Fuels Expert

  • Country: France
  • Organization: UNEP
  • Deadline: 2023-11-17
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Duties and Responsibilities
The UNEP-convened Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.

The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosts the CCAC Secretariat at the Economy Division in Paris.

More information about the CCAC is here: www.ccacoalition.org

The Fossil Fuel Engagement Strategy focuses on reducing methane and black carbon emissions from the oil and gas sector. It aims to reduce methane by 45% by 2025, and 60-75% by 2030. An estimated 122 Mt of methane was emitted by the fossil fuel sector (oil, gas, and coal) in 2010, approximately 37% of total anthropogenic methane emissions. This is projected to increase to 142Mt by 2030. If all current technological options are deployed (maximum technically feasible scenario) 2030 methane emissions could decrease by 101 Mt (-71%). The CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel has published a number of scientific assessments, including the Global Methane Assessment and the regional integrated assessments that show that to be consistent with 1.5C scenarios, by 2030 methane from the fossil fuel sector needs to be reduced by at least 65% (55% – 75%) compared to 2010 levels. Up to 80% of oil and gas measures and up to 98% of coal measures are low or negative cost. By 2030 reductions from the sector could avoid 0.14 ̊C of warming and prevent 151,460 premature deaths.

The CCAC Fossil Fuels Engagement Strategy is available here: www.ccacoalition.org/en/resources/ccac-engagement-strategies

The CCAC’s Fossil Fuels Hub convenes a network of experts from governments, NGOs, IGOs and the private sector. Together the Hub defines and drives a common vision, enabling peer-to-peer exchanges, exploring case studies and best practice, facilitating matchmaking between projects, programmes and funding from various partners, and aiming at creating a project pipeline. The Hubs also advise governments on ways to define and implement mitigation measures based on sector-specific requests, and play a key role in identifying and sharing SLCP mitigation measures and strategies for implementation at scale, and opportunities for transformative change in their sectors.

Specific objectives:

1. Provide advice to the CCAC on policy and regulatory assistance to governments in the area of methane emissions abatement in the energy sector, including a short internal report providing a roadmap for the CCAC and a policy brief for potential recipient governments.

2. Engage CCAC Fossil Fuel Hub Members and CCAC Partners to define next steps and implement policy and regulatory assistance to governments.

3.Contribute to the theory of change for the CCAC’s work in the fossil fuels sector.
Qualifications/special skills
– Advanced university degree in geology, engineering, or a related field, is required
– Another degree combined with extensive professional experience in the fossil fuels sector may be accepted
– A minimum of 7 years of professional experience related to sustainability in the fossil fuel sector is required
– Project management experience is required
– Knowledge of air quality, climate change science/policy and sustainable development issues and how they relate to the sector is required
– Experience with partnership approaches is required
– Experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable
Excellent command of English (written and oral) is required
– Additional knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset


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