Law and NBS Policy 

Job Description

While we are continuously looking for new colleagues with profiles across the field, we currently have openings in the following areas: 

  • Climate Change Policy Development

    • NBS 

    • Ocean – UNFCCC

    • Results-Based Finance

    • Non-Market Instruments

  • Private Sector Engagement

    • Climate Finance

    • Blue Carbon Finance

    • Blue Carbon Markets

  • Climate Action and Communities

    • Climate Equity and Inclusivity

    • NBS and Community Empowerment

    • Community Resilience

    • Benefit Sharing Arrangements

About Silvestrum

Silvestrum Climate Associates is a small advisory firm based in The Netherlands and in the United States. We address the challenges of climate change by nurturing sustainable development that is grounded in science, action oriented, and community driven. As innovators and long-time practitioners in climate adaptation, climate mitigation, climate change policy and regulation, nature investments and environmental science, we unite insights from successful projects and policies from across the world, combining cutting-edge research with decades of hands-on experience. Silvestrum has become a key player in designing climate mechanisms, notably on soil carbon, blue carbon and nature-based solutions (NBS), we are generally acknowledged to be one of the leading advisory firms in this field advising a broad spectrum of clients such as governments, non-governmental organisations, project developers and investors globally. A team that mixes backgrounds in science, law and the humanities, we work across the board to help organisations set standards for policies and projects in the field of NBS and climate equity, and for developing protocols on climate mitigation. Our shared interest is creating sustainable impact on land, coasts, and ocean systems. 

Working at Silvestrum means that you are part of a leading company where there is room to develop yourself on a professional level.

Given the currently growing attention and need for NBS for climate change, we’re on the lookout for a talented professional who is prepared to go the extra mile and to dig deeper and who won’t take no for an answer. We’re looking for people who share not only our passion and enthusiasm NBS but also our values and culture.

What We Are Looking For

  • Academic degree in social/political/environmental sciences, law, economics, or other

  • Keen interest in NBS and their scientific, economic, legal, and social/equity connotations

  • Excellent writing skills and command of English

  • Good command of Spanish and/or French is appreciated

  • Good analytical skills

  • Willing to learn and grow

  • Business minded with an eye for pragmatic solutions

  • Able to prioritize and manage effectively multiple tasks

  • Empathic team player

What We Offer

  • A role in one of the leading consultancy firms globally in the field of climate policy and mechanisms, blue carbon, and nature-based solutions 

  • The possibility to work on high-profile projects across the world

  • Continuous learning opportunities - you will be part of an ambitious team and be challenged to further develop your talents

How To Apply

If you think Silvestrum could be a good fit for you, we'd like to get to know you. Please send your CV and a motivational letter to recruitment@silvestrum.com. You will be contacted by one of our principals. Silvestrum, despite being a small company, wishes its staff to reflect the rich diversity of society at large. We therefore encourage everyone to apply, regardless of ethnic origin, skin colour, gender, age, sexual orientation, philosophical conviction, or disability.