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Green Occupation:
19-2041.01 - Climate Change Analysts

Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.

This is a Green New & Emerging occupation — the impact of green economy activities and technologies is sufficient to create the need for unique work and worker requirements, which results in the generation of new occupations.

Climate change analysts work in the following green economy sectors:

  • Environment Protection — This sector covers activities related to environmental remediation, climate change adaptation, and ensuring or enhancing air quality.

They perform these tasks important to the green economy:

  • Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
  • Develop, or contribute to the development of, educational or outreach programs on the environment or climate change.
  • Gather and review climate-related studies from government agencies, research laboratories, and other organizations.
  • Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.
  • Prepare grant applications to obtain funding for programs related to climate change, environmental management, or sustainability.
  • Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues such as climate change.
  • Present and defend proposals for climate change research projects.
  • Present climate-related information at public interest, governmental, or other meetings.
  • Promote initiatives to mitigate climate change with government or environmental groups.
  • Propose new or modified policies involving use of traditional and alternative fuels, transportation of goods, and other factors relating to climate and climate change.
  • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
  • Research policies, practices, or procedures for climate or environmental management.
  • Review existing policies or legislation to identify environmental impacts.
  • Write reports or academic papers to communicate findings of climate-related studies.