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Announcing Cornell ILR's New Climate Jobs Institute

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

NYC - ILR Conference Center
570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! 

New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we must accelerate our efforts to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, inequality – of income, wealth, race, gender, and hope – has reached epic proportions. Building the clean energy economy is an opportunity to create a fairer, more inclusive economy with high-quality jobs.

On January 25, 2023, Cornell ILR will deepen and expand its expertise and commitment to labor, climate, and equity work by establishing a new Climate Jobs Institute. The Climate Jobs Institute’s mission is to guide NY and the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy that tackles the climate crisis, creates high-quality union jobs, confronts racial and gender inequality, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking new Institute!

The event will highlight key milestones in the journey to build a large, equitable clean energy economy with good jobs. As part of the launch event, we will host a panel discussion on how NYS can use the Inflation Reduction Act and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Green Jobs Bond Act to meet climate goals while creating community-sustaining careers, especially for frontline communities.

Featured Speakers

Alexander J.S. Colvin
Kenneth F. Kahn '69 Dean and the Martin F. Scheinman '75, 'MS '76 Professor of Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University

Senator Jessica Ramos
New York State Senator for District 13, Chair of Committee on Labor

Gary LaBarbera
President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and President, New York State Building and Construction Trades Council

Vincent Alvarez
President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Mike Fishman
President and Executive Director, Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC)

Lara R. Skinner
Director, Climate Jobs Institute, Cornell University, ILR School

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