Carbon Neutrality and Social Inclusion Research Analyst, China Climate and Energy Program

Data Analysis & Technical Research Beijing, China

Position Summary 

WRI China is committed to facilitate and accelerate low-carbon and climate resilient development in China towards achieving carbon emissions peaking before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060. Our study found that while transformative climate actions will create opportunities for economic development, it may result in mixed social impacts if they are not properly planned and managed.  Our project intends to study the relationship between climate policies and the wellbeing of people and society,  in order to ensure the prosperity brought by the transition will be enjoyed by all. 


We are seeking a Research Analyst to support our research, engagement, and communications in relation to the above work. You will work with our in-house and external specialists to conduct research and engage with policymakers, businesses, the civil society at the local and national levels to advance inclusive transformative for carbon neutrality in China. You will have opportunities to leverage WRI’s global network of expertise to deliver our works in China and to share our experience with our global networks across the continents. You will be based in Beijing with frequent domestic travels and occasional international travels (currently there is international travel restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic).


Major Responsibilities


  • Conduct research, modeling, and produce research products such as strategic papers and reports on topics related to social and economic inclusive climate transition and other related subject matters.
  • Collaborate with partners to undertake pilot projects in provinces, cities, counties, communities, etc.
  • Engage with stakeholders through roundtables, seminars, workshops, policy dialogues, training, and other communication and engagement activities.
  • Develop blog posts, commentaries, and other communication materials to reach out to the targeted stakeholders.
  • Support the management of the assigned projects, including project planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor.



  • A master’s degree in social sciences, economics, climate policy, or other related fields.
  • Strong research skill with English/Chinese publication experience.
  • 1-5 years of relevant work experience in China.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Chinese and English.
  • Strong team spirit with excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with staff and external stakeholders at all levels, and flexibility to work across different time zones.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.


Location: Beijing, China

Deadline: 2/13/2022

Reporting Line
This position reports to China Climate and Energy Project Manager

Salary and Benefits: Competitive compensation will be offered commensurate with qualifications