Bass Connections, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Bass Connections-TEST1 [#9528]
Position Title: (Test) Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture (2017-2018)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27705, United States [map]
Subject Area: Computer Science / Algorithms
Starting Date:2017/09/15
Appl Deadline:2017/08/19 finished (posted 2017/08/14, finished 2018/02/25, listed until 2018/01/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Climate change is one of the most important issues facing society and policymakers in the United States and other countries. While climate change is often thought of primarily as an energy issue, it is also a land use issue with deforestation and other land-based emissions accounting for about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. In the United States, forests are a net sink, sequestering about 14% of CO2 emissions annually, although this sink is declining. Agriculture accounts for about 7-8% of annual U.S. emissions. Like all environmental challenges, policy solutions are necessarily interdisciplinary and must bring together climate/natural resource science, economics and policy expertise while winning support from important stakeholder groups.

The United States Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization was released in November 2016 by the federal government and detailed the critical role that forests and agriculture play in long-term efforts to dramatically reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from the United States. The Strategy notes that conserving and expanding forests, enhancing carbon sequestration in agricultural soils, conserving wetlands and reducing nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agriculture are key strategies to cost-effectively reduce the atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations necessary for the U.S. to help the world avoid dangerous climate change. The Strategy left unanswered, however, the specific policy measures and the financial resources required to meet the forest and agricultural goals outlined in the Strategy.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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