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Climate Change Analysts - 19-2041.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Principal Scientist
  • Research Associate, Policy
  • Scientist
  • Senior Advisor
  • Senior Advocate
  • Senior Associate, Climate and Energy Program
  • Senior Climate Advisor
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • Senior Policy Associate
  • Staff Climate Scientist

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  • Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
  • Develop, or contribute to the development of, educational or outreach programs on the environment or climate change.
  • Gather and review climate-related studies from government agencies, research laboratories, and other organizations.
  • Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.
  • Prepare grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to climate change, environmental management, or sustainability.
  • Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues, such as climate change.
  • Present and defend proposals for climate change research projects.
  • Present climate-related information at public interest, governmental, or other meetings.
  • Promote initiatives to mitigate climate change with government or environmental groups.
  • Propose new or modified policies involving use of traditional and alternative fuels, transportation of goods, and other factors relating to climate and climate change.
  • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
  • Research policies, practices, or procedures for climate or environmental management.
  • Review existing policies or legislation to identify environmental impacts.
  • Write reports or academic papers to communicate findings of climate-related studies.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on matters of public policy.
  • Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies.
  • Communicate results of environmental research.
  • Compile environmental or climatological data.
  • Conduct climatological research.
  • Develop educational programs.
  • Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects.
  • Evaluate civic projects or public policies.
  • Interpret research or operational data.
  • Prepare proposal documents or grant applications.
  • Prepare research or technical reports on environmental issues.
  • Promote environmental sustainability or conservation initiatives.

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