Top employers in climate change: A primer

UNEP staff members welcome attendants of the celebration of the World Environment Day at El Fasher University, North Darfur. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / UNAMID / CC BY-NC-ND

Climate change is closely linked to many of the challenges hindering global development and the eradication of poverty. The Sustainable Development Goals call for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, including food insecurity, clean water and sanitation, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, and peace and justice.

Global development solutions and programs, which tackle a whole range of issues, are therefore increasingly including efforts to address climate change.

There are many organizations, foundations, and institutions focusing their work specifically on climate change — from research into clean energy sources to coordinating international policies on carbon emissions, or implementing projects on the ground for habitat conservation. These organizations hire a range of professionals, including researchers, consultants, policymakers, and project staff.

Here is an overview of some of the top global development employers focusing on climate change issues.

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  • Emma smith

    Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a reporting and communications associate at Devex, based in Barcelona. She focuses on bringing the latest career and hiring trends, tips, and insights to our global development community. Emma has a background in journalism and, in addition to writing for news publications, has worked with organizations focusing on child rights and women’s rights in sustainable development.