World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Manager, Renewable Thermal Energy & Climate-Smart Land Use to join WWF’s fast moving and influential US corporate climate and renewable energy team. The Manager leads WWF’s strategic and technical work under the Renewable Thermal Collaborative. The RTC is a multi-stakeholder platform launched in September 2017 as a joint initiative of WWF, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and David Gardiner and Associates. The RTC is the leading coalition for organizations committed to scaling sustainable, renewable heating and cooling at their facilities and dramatically cutting carbon emissions. The manager is also the focal point for the Climate & Energy Team’s work to advance accounting standards and scale implementation for corporate scope 3 targets that impact land use, forests and food systems.
Many large buyers (corporations, cities, education institutions, etc.) with large thermal energy loads are increasingly looking to renewable thermal solutions, just as they have been seeking renewable electricity solutions. However, renewable thermal solutions are far less commercially developed for a variety of reasons, including the availability and sustainability of bioenergy feedstocks. The goal of the RTC is to develop and implement sustainable, cost-competitive solutions. Within the RTC, the Manager will lead WWF’s work to deepen the RTC coalition’s strategy to develop buyer-focused solutions, particularly around biomass and bioenergy. The manager will also collaborate with staff across the WWF organization to drive standards for land-use accounting and target setting and to implement scalable solutions for companies with value chains touching land use, forests and food systems.
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