Climate Jobs: From Ambition to Action
eCornell Keynote - ILR School
Our climate, economy, and society are in crisis. Climate disasters, skyrocketing costs of living, and deepening inequality are hitting workers first and worst. Workers know that our time to act is running out; that’s why unions across the country are organizing to tackle these compounding crises with a bold, pro-worker climate agenda.
The Climate Jobs Summit on September 21 and accompanying Week of Action will bring together climate jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental advocates, policymakers, scientists, and allies in our shared mission to build an equitable renewable energy economy powered by good union jobs.
We will talk about the ways that climate change and inequality are inextricably linked, dig into specific opportunities for labor to shape bold climate action and emerging technologies, and discuss strategies for training an inclusive and equitable climate workforce.
The Climate Jobs Summit and Week of Action will take place during Climate Week NYC and are sponsored by Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Climate Jobs NY, and the Labor Leading on Climate Initiative at Cornell University’s Worker Institute.