August 15, 2022   •   News

Job Opportunity: WRI, Agricultural Methane Manager

Location: Washington, DC, USA

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is currently seeking a Manager, Agricultural Methane.

Job Summary: Methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, traditionally has been overlooked. But that is changing. At COP26 in Glasgow, the United States and the European Union launched the “Global Methane Pledge” to cut methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 relative to 2020 levels. While this is a very positive development, much of the attention to date has focused on achieving methane reductions in the oil and gas sector. Considerably less attention has been given to methane reductions from the agricultural sector. Yet agricultural production (e.g., cattle, dairy, rice) accounts for ~46% of global anthropogenic methane emissions, and emissions from organic material in landfills (much of which is food waste) contributes another 18%. WRI seek to change that lack of attention. Supporting those countries which made a Global Methane Pledge, WRI and partners will bridge solutions and policy to scale adoption of technologies and practices that would reduce methane from the food and agricultural system.

This position will lead WRI’s research efforts on agriculture methane reduction, providing the science and policy foundations for the four pillars of the WRI strategy.

For further information about the role and how to apply, click HERE.