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Energy Transition Overview
The goal of EDF’s Energy Transition Team is to bend the curve on global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel production and use by 2030, cleanly and equitably. We will achieve this through a defined set of strategies targeted at 1) reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, delivery, and use, and 2) reducing demand for fossil fuels in power generation, transportation, buildings, and industry. To achieve this goal, we seek reforms in law, regulation, and/or business practice through a mix of strategic corporate partnerships, direct engagement with policymakers, and mobilizing investor and public sentiment in favor of change. In formulating and achieving our strategies, we will work in close collaboration with EDF regions, draw on cutting-edge science and rigorous economic and financial analysis, and act on principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop durable solutions.
As part of the Energy Transition portfolio, we have a dynamic, active and growing Global Transportation strategy that is working to accelerate the transition to zero-emission fuels, technologies, and modes via two major approaches: 1) A set of global goals and objectives that put in place the standards, rules, and financial commitments that catalyze zero-emission solutions for international goods and people movement -- with a focus on shipping, aviation, medium and heavy duty vehicles and buses, and overall global supply chains; 2) A set of complementary regional strategies – in China, Europe, India and the US, as well as key emerging markets – that address local needs and opportunities, while locking in the national policies necessary to support the global transition.
The international maritime sector has set an underwhelming ambition to reduce its GHG emissions by at least 50% by mid-century. Even though the level ambition is nowhere near what is necessary to meet the temperature goals set by the Paris Agreement, the sector is currently not on the path to deliver. The goals and strategy to achieve them, agreed four years ago in the International Maritime Organization (IMO), are to be revised in 2023 and it is crucial to strengthen the ambition and for the sector to set a binding target to fully decarbonise by 2050. The Manager will work with our shipping team to ensure the shipping sector gets back on track, strengthens the ambition, and navigates towards zero emissions in the next three decades through various activities such as advocacy, policy design and building partnerships. They will cooperate with a wide range of stakeholders (IMO, IMO Member States, ship owners, cargo owners, IGOs) to advance these goals. The Manager will report to the Senior Manager, Global Climate.
Location: The preferred location for this position is London or remote UK
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