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Research to support a regional report on climate change and energy production in Asia-Pacific

UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

05 Jul 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
05 Jul 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) seeks enthusiastic researchers to prepare a regional report on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and on the status of energy production and subsidies in the Asia-Pacific. We seek volunteers to conduct full-time research for a period of 4 weeks, produce a summary based on their findings, and support drafting the full regional report in collaboration with other UNVs and the BRH focal point. The work will take place from July to September, and it will be done in collaboration with other UNVs and a focal point in the BRH by email. For each country a 2-3-page summary will be produced. BRH assumes full ownership for the report’s final version while volunteers will be fully credited on the final product. An example report and a detailed instructions on the scope and extent of the research will be provided.
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience
Climate change is one of the single biggest challenges to development, and it's expected to have significant impacts in the Asia Pacific region due to its dependence on natural resources and agriculture, and high population densities in coastal areas. Through this assignment the volunteers will support UNDP’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals. The objective is to compile information for each of the 42 countries in the region regarding: 1. What is the status of the national climate plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and processes in the region; 2. An overview of current subsidies for fossil fuels in the region and the plans to phase out; 3. A general overview of energy production (status of coal power plants, nuclear energy, renewables). Research should be done with a specific focus on government introduced policies, ongoing legal reviews and measures under discussion as well as academic discussions, plans proposed and discussed for transforming to other energy sources and the role of CSOs and NGOs in the discussion. Also highlighting good practices which could be replicated in other countries.
Volunteers: 10 needed
11-20 hours per week / 10 weeks
Strong research and analytical skills and background in conducting cross-disciplinary research preferably in the Asia-Pacific context. Experience in working on policies related to climate change and energy is desirable. Excellent organization and time management skills. Ability to work remotely as part of a team of UNVs and as a team to produce a joint report.

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