Research Scholar biodiversity/climate ethics and governance


8. Januar 2024    


The Equity and Justice (EQU) Research Group within the IIASA Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program is looking to recruit a highly motivated research scholar to explore the ethical and governance challenges for enacting just transformational pathways to mitigate or halt biodiversity loss amid the climate crisis.

The EQU Group focuses on the human dimension of selected globally relevant policy challenges, with the aim of delineating and advancing their analysis, management, and governance with special attention paid to the design and application of frameworks for identifying and assessing crucial underlying ethical questions. One key activity of the EQU group is investigating justice, finance and governance for the transitions required for implementing nature-based solutions. These solutions contribute to both climate mitigation and adaptation while helping to halt biodiversity loss within the European Union (building on the EU Green Deal and specifically the Biodiversity Strategy) and across the world. This entails identifying societal, policy and institutional enablers and barriers involving, for instance, ethical evaluation and empirical case studies, interviews, and discourse analyses. The candidate selected for this role will participate in fostering EQU research in these and related topics, and will join the Horizon Europe funded project, RAINFOREST.

Deadline: 8. January 2024

Further Information can be found here.