This is an exciting opportunity for you to work in a rapidly evolving business area wherein you will demonstrate progress in building our capability and deployment of carbon accounting and models at scale to promote portfolio and business growth and reduce associated uncertainty in our measurement reporting and verification of carbon projects.
Nature Based Solutions (NBS) comprise all activities related to the protection of or (re-) development of natural ecosystems resulting in natural carbon sequestration, and the marketing, trading and sale of resulting carbon credits and other services and products. NBS are expected to play a material role in tackling climate change (this report from NGO The Nature Conservancy gives a good overview), and have also been identified as a potentially material lever to achieve Shell's announced Net Carbon Footprint ambition.
The NBS team in Emerging Energy Solutions is developing Shell's business model and growth approach to realize NBS's potential for Shell. This includes pursuing project investments that will yield carbon credits in the near term, but also more programmatic approaches with global multilaterals and land resource holders to assess what role Shell can play in the development of these resources.
This effort is being conducted in concert with other teams in Shell who are involved with NBS. There is a sizeable Environmental Products Trading Business in Shell Trading that already serves internal and external customers seeking to offset GHG and other emissions. There are also pilots being conducted in various Downstream LoBs, aimed at assessing the potential of carbon neutral energy product sales to Shell customers.
As a NBS Technical Adviser Carbon Accounting, you will lead the quantification of carbon benefits from our carbon project portfolio (focusing on agriculture but also across other pathways), together with the associated measurement, reporting and verification. The incumbent will identify, develop and manage carbon estimation models working with partners to deploy the models at scale across the portfolio and regions. This work is central to the NBS strategy to be a leading innovator and build a diversified portfolio of agriculture projects. Pathways is one of the five core capabilities that are being developed within the NBS Development Team (alongside Technical, Geomatics, Innovation and HSSE) as key contributors to enable and support the NBS business growth.
The role is an opportunity to join NBS at the shaping stage, not just in Shell but also in the broader societal and corporate space.
We're keen to hear from individuals with professional experience working in agriculture and rural areas with emphasis on monitoring and evaluation activities and processes. You'll also call on your Bachelor's/Master's degree in Soil Science, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Physics, or similar field.
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