Transition Champions Fellowship

Job Description

Title: Transition Champions Fellowship

Company Name: Oxfam

Vacancy: --

Age: at most 30 years

Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Published: 16 Apr 2024

Education:
∎ A postgraduate and/or young professional with an academic background in Social Science and Engineering, public policy, renewable energy, Environmental Science, and/or any related subject
∎ A postgraduate and/or young professional with an academic background in Social Science and Engineering, public policy, renewable energy, Environmental Science, and/or any related subject

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 30 years

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Bangladesh consistently ranks between sixth and seventh amongst most climate affected countries globally. (Global Climate Risk Index -2021). Though the country is experiencing extreme weather events every year and standing in front of climate justice movement, what is less discussed is that Bangladesh is also a fast-growing economy with high aspirations for export-oriented industrial development based on fossil-fuel based dirty energy. The increasing trend of GHG (Green House Gas) emissions in Bangladesh is steadily upwards and opposite to the national position on climate mitigation. For the last year, Bangladesh’s GHG emission level increased by 4.5%, mostly driven by the industrial sector.
∎ The industrial sector is the biggest employment sector in the country as well the top consumer of fossil fuel-based energy. It is encouraging that Bangladesh is a signatory of the Paris Agreement and submitted an ambitious mitigation plan in its revised Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) 2021, where the industry and power sectors are the two top targeted sectors for emission cuts. This is positive that commitments and plans are in place, but the gap between the plans and reality remains wide. After halfway through the NDC plan implementation, Bangladesh's progress is highly insignificant (the renewable energy share is still less than 3% where the power sector targeted 40% by 2030). For the industrial sector, there is no effective action plan, especially for how the RMGs will reduce their carbon footprint and dependency on the national grid (which is 97% fossil-fuel based energy) and plan for energy sustainability.
∎ Though the global climate mitigation strategies and greenhouse gas reduction activities are blindly targeting cut fossil fuel emission where human rights aspects are missing. Particularly emission reduction in the industrial sector is completely emphasis on the technology transformation process without justice. Oxfam and many other human rights organizations are fighting for the inclusion of the just aspect in the targeted energy transition that will ensure the lives and communities that are tied to polluting energy industries (e.g., coal, RMG and others) are not left behind in the shift towards a low emissions economy
∎ Oxfam recognizes that a Just Transition is highly important to ensure climate justice along with emission reduction. Oxfam is trying to facilitate a knowledge based just transition in the industrial sector through a multi-stakeholder dialogue process with industry actors, government, workers, consumers, CSOs and global communities. We want to create a space for all to ensure a just transition in the RMG sector and to ensure that the country does not become a center of 'invisible emissions trading' or an 'emissions haven' for others while the global fight for climate justice and efforts for just transition is going on. This can happen if there is a significant shift in the narratives and key voices in the private sector as well as in the government, about the affordability and viability of renewables and a 'possibility' of a 'renewable energy-based future' for the industries and businesses in Bangladesh.
∎ View Detail: https://hotjobs.bdjobs.com/jobs/oxfam/oxfam1009.htm
∎ Background:
∎ Bangladesh consistently ranks between sixth and seventh amongst most climate affected countries globally. (Global Climate Risk Index -2021). Though the country is experiencing extreme weather events every year and standing in front of climate justice movement, what is less discussed is that Bangladesh is also a fast-growing economy with high aspirations for export-oriented industrial development based on fossil-fuel based dirty energy. The increasing trend of GHG (Green House Gas) emissions in Bangladesh is steadily upwards and opposite to the national position on climate mitigation. For the last year, Bangladesh’s GHG emission level increased by 4.5%, mostly driven by the industrial sector.
∎ The industrial sector is the biggest employment sector in the country as well the top consumer of fossil fuel-based energy. It is encouraging that Bangladesh is a signatory of the Paris Agreement and submitted an ambitious mitigation plan in its revised Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) 2021, where the industry and power sectors are the two top targeted sectors for emission cuts. This is positive that commitments and plans are in place, but the gap between the plans and reality remains wide. After halfway through the NDC plan implementation, Bangladesh's progress is highly insignificant (the renewable energy share is still less than 3% where the power sector targeted 40% by 2030). For the industrial sector, there is no effective action plan, especially for how the RMGs will reduce their carbon footprint and dependency on the national grid (which is 97% fossil-fuel based energy) and plan for energy sustainability.
∎ Though the global climate mitigation strategies and greenhouse gas reduction activities are blindly targeting cut fossil fuel emission where human rights aspects are missing. Particularly emission reduction in the industrial sector is completely emphasis on the technology transformation process without justice. Oxfam and many other human rights organizations are fighting for the inclusion of the just aspect in the targeted energy transition that will ensure the lives and communities that are tied to polluting energy industries (e.g., coal, RMG and others) are not left behind in the shift towards a low emissions economy
∎ Scope of Work:
∎ Oxfam recognizes that a Just Transition is highly important to ensure climate justice along with emission reduction. Oxfam is trying to facilitate a knowledge based just transition in the industrial sector through a multi-stakeholder dialogue process with industry actors, government, workers, consumers, CSOs and global communities. We want to create a space for all to ensure a just transition in the RMG sector and to ensure that the country does not become a center of 'invisible emissions trading' or an 'emissions haven' for others while the global fight for climate justice and efforts for just transition is going on. This can happen if there is a significant shift in the narratives and key voices in the private sector as well as in the government, about the affordability and viability of renewables and a 'possibility' of a 'renewable energy-based future' for the industries and businesses in Bangladesh.
∎ View Detail: https://hotjobs.bdjobs.com/jobs/oxfam/oxfam1009.htm

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

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Application Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

Category: NGO/Development

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