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The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) seeks to accelerate a transformation of the world’s food and land use systems to better protect our natural environment; provide nutritious and affordable food; strengthen resilience and enhance prosperity; and meet the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. FOLU aims to provide the practical connections, the evidence base for action and a vision for change to drive food and land use system transformation. We do this by:
In this role, you will play an essential part in the Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition’s ambition to make the case for the urgent transformation of food and land use systems in China. You will lead the FOLU country platform in China and serve as a bridge between this country platform, FOLU partners and the FOLU Secretariat. Your substantive policy and engagement experience, as well as a proven track record of working with the Chinese government, civil society and private sector partners to pursue policy objectives, will be critical.
Management and Communication
How to Apply
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Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.
Direct supervisor: China Food and Nature Resources Director and FOLU China and India Coordinator.
Salary and Benefits**:** Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package
Location**:** Beijing, China
Application Deadline**:** Open till filled.
About WRI China
WRI China was established in 2008 as WRI’s first international office. Currently, WRI China has more than 30 full-time staff members working on Climate & Energy, Sustainable Cities, Green BRI, and Food & Land. We engage with businesses, policymakers and civil society at the local, national and international levels to advance transformative solutions for sustainable development and “ecological civilization”. WRI China recently registered as a foreign NGO under the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) is a self-governed coalition of organisations and individuals working collaboratively to achieve a shared objective: the urgent transformation of food and land use systems to deliver a better future for people, nature and climate. FOLU supports science-based solutions and helps to build a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities to unlock collective, ambitious action.
FOLU’s Growing Better report recommends an integrated reform agenda along ten critical transitions to deliver positive outcomes for environment, health, inclusive development and food security, ensuring food and land use systems support delivery of globally agreed sustainable development, climate and biodiversity goals.
FOLU’s light-touch governance and adaptive management have enabled the FOLU community to grow and evolve since FOLU’s inception in 2017. The Coalition’s collective leadership is provided by a Core Partners Group comprised of: The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), EAT, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), SYSTEMIQ, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), World Farmers’ Organization (WFO), and the World Resources Institute (WRI).
Through the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium, FOLU has expert teams and networks in 18 countries, including the European Union. FABLE is a knowledge network that supports countries develop data and modelling infrastructure to promote ambitious, integrated strategies towards sustainable land use and food systems. FOLU country platforms are operating in: China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Colombia, with partner networks in Australia, the UK and the Nordic region.
FOLU is coordinated by its Global Secretariat housed at WRI’s London office. Other FOLU partners provide human resources that contribute to the Secretariat, including SYSTEMIQ and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
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