|Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative Internship|
|Salary:||£10.55 per hour (London Living Wage)|
|Date Posted:||20 September 2019|
|Vacancy Type:||Graduate Internship|
Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative Internship
Salary: London Living Wage (£10.55 per hour)
Location: Central London
Hours: Full-time, 35 per week
Start Date: December 2019
Recruitment has opened for a 6-month paid Internship role with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. The successful intern is expected to start in December 2019 and will be based in their London Office.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 14th year, connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities which have committed to tackling climate change. We bring mayors from around the world together to learn from each other in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating resilient, sustainable and low carbon cities. C40 cities represent more than 700 million urban citizens and their economies account for 25% of the global GDP. C40’s ‘Deadline 2020’ report sets out the critical role that the world’s major cities have to play in delivering the historic Paris Agreement to prevent catastrophic climate change.
C40’s team of 180+ staff is headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Copenhagen, Beijing and Paris and individual staff based across 25+ different locations. C40 is primarily funded through the generous support of philanthropic foundations.
The strategic direction of the organization is determined by an elected Steering Committee of C40 mayors which is chaired by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the C40 Board of Directors, which is responsible for operational oversight. An eight-person management team, led by Executive Director, Mark Watts, leads the day-to-day management of C40. C40’s three core strategic funders are Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Realdania.
The vision of the FSCI is a world where all cities can access the financing they need to implement vital sustainable infrastructure and achieve their ambitious climate goals – limiting global temperature rise and improving the lives of their citizens both today and for generations to come.
The purpose of the FSCI is to support the acceleration and scaling-up of investments in sustainable urban solutions, without which the targets of the Paris Agreement cannot be met. The FSCI sees cities as not only drivers of positive change but also exciting investment opportunities.
To this end, the Initiative is built around three main objectives:
To deliver on this vision, the FSCI works with cities through a range of activities. These include organising and running Forums, workshops and Finance Academies for cities, coordinating technical assistance projects, conducting research and facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge exchange.
At current, the FSCI focuses on financing solutions for clean transportation, clean energy and climate adaptation in cities. As it continues to expand, the Initiative will look to take on new areas of work (e.g. water), whilst expanding existing support areas.
This role will support the work of the full Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative team to deliver support to C40 cities on financing sustainable infrastructure projects. This includes the delivery of a series of workshops and events, as well as technical assistance, research and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. In this role, the successful candidate will also coordinate the delivery of communications objectives and day to day team coordination tasks. As such, the successful candidate will help to engage C40 member cities, state and national governments, financial institutions, and the private sector in the work of C40 and of the FSCI.
If selected, working a 40-hour week, s/he will have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in a range of subject areas, gaining valuable experience working with international colleagues in a fast-paced and exciting global organization.
The responsibilities of the role will include:
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