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Climate Litigation Research Fellow

World Council of Churches

Climate Litigation Research Fellow

About the Organization:

The WCC is a worldwide fellowship of churches, an international organization with over 75 years of experience of uniting Christians in the common pursuit of justice and peace. Together with those of different faiths and others in the international community the WCC condemns the misuse of religion as a pretext for violence and creates platforms for peace and reconciliation. Through its 347 member churches the WCC has access to over half a billion Christians around the world to work at the grassroots for a more equitable society. The WCC’s Commission of Churches on International Affairs has a consultative status with the UN ECOSOC. 

Position Description: 

1.Supporting research on climate litigation with special focus on financial institutions, climate disinformation and greenwashing.
2.Help popularising awareness on the the importance of Climate-Responsible Banking as a Moral Imperative towards Children.
3.Supporting other WCC projects as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge on the role of banks, pension funds and insurances in fueling the climate emergency through the financing of fossil fuel expansion and expploration. Studies in the area of international law and/or finance. Interest in child and youth focused climate litigation. Skills in knowledge management. Experience in church engagement for environmental protection would be an asset.

Time Commintment: 20 hours/week 

Climate Litigation Research Fellow

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