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ECCN News – May 2021

It’s your once a month round-up of climate news you may have missed. 

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Seminars, Webinars, Lectures & Resources

How do Climate and Inequality Shape Our Food Systems? 

Happening soon: Friday, May 21, 2021, 1pm EST

How do climate and inequality shape our food systems? How does nutrition relate to climate and equity? How can our food systems be oriented toward justice? Join the conversation to explore these questions and more. 

Opening soon for submissions: New Open Access PLOS Climate Journal

This community-focused, solutions-oriented journal will bring together research covering all aspects of climate dynamics and climate change. The scope of the journal is highly multidisciplinary, spanning subjects including climatology, paleoclimate, oceanography, adaptation, mitigation, ecological impacts, public health, energy, policy, economics, sociology, ethics and environmental justice. PLOS Climate will actively and rapidly disseminate published research outputs to relevant stakeholders, including decision-makers and policy-makers. Read more about the story behind the launch of this and four other PLOS Journals. 


Climate Change Research in the News

The Destroy-It-to-Save-It Plan for East River Park: New York’s first climate adaptation battle is here

“We haven’t had a real conversation, as a society, about the relationship between society and nature,” he told me. “We haven’t discussed what the trade-offs are going to be.” In a high-stress and at times highly confrontational way, the city was having that conversation now. 

African Rainforests are Surprisingly Resilient to Heat and Drought

Scientists at the University of Leeds have tracked trees in 100 different tropical rainforests across six African countries. The study revealed that African rainforests continued to remove carbon from the atmosphere despite the extreme heat and drought of the last major El Niño event.


Jobs, Internships, MS & Ph.D. Positions

Sr Manager, Climate & Nature Research


The sustainability team operates as a trusted advisor in order to create a positive impact in the world. We’re looking for a talented researcher with climate/nature expertise and a passion for solving problems with technology to join our team. This one of a kind position will lead research into the most pressing challenges facing our biosphere and their solutions, to inform our sustainability strategy, impact investing, and customer centric product development. 

Climate Change & Sustainability Senior Managing Consultant


We are looking for a Climate Change and Sustainability Managing Consultant who will provide leadership for a growing practice around US state and local and corporate decarbonization, federal action, and climate action and energy planning and sustainability. The ideal candidate will also have a strong technical background and expertise, such that they can both manage and provide technical leadership on projects.



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