Environmental experts are needed for a growing number of development initiatives, such as one backed by the U.S. Agency for International Development near Epulu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Above: A river flowing through the Okapi Fauna Reserve in the Epulu vicinity. Photo by: J. Doremus/USAID

Ongoing talks on a new global framework for climate change adaptation and mitigation draw attention to how consequential work in the environmental sector is to the world’s future.

A whole range of talents and skills are needed, but a solid background in the sciences and adept policy maneuvering are indispensable.

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  • Josefa Cagoco

    Sef Cagoco served as one of Devex's international development correspondent from mid-2008 to mid-2009. Her writing focused on social entrepreneurship and multilateral agencies such as the U.N. and Asian Development Bank. She previously worked as senior reporter for the national daily BusinessWorld and a production journalist for the Financial Times.