Climate for Change: A Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City

Climate for Change

I generally refrain from posting resources that make recommendations about what should happen with green jobs and instead focus on what actually is happening with green jobs. However, this report from The Worker Institute and Climate Jobs NY is good for developing background for your green job search:

A new report released today by climate and labor experts at Cornell University in collaboration with Climate Jobs NY examines the impact of climate breakdown and the pandemic on NYC workers and frontline communities. The report offers a suite of policy recommendations to build an equitable clean energy economy that tackles climate change and racial and economic inequality.

“Climate for Change: A Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City,” highlights key recommendations in the energy, transit, and building sectors, with a full suite of recommendations to follow in the coming weeks. Decarbonizing K-12 public school buildings by conducting deep retrofits and installing 1.1 gigawatts of renewable energy plus battery storage by 2030–one of CJNY’s priorities, through the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign–is a centerpiece of the report. The coalition is calling for the work to be done under a project labor agreement to ensure investments in carbon-free schools also create high-quality union jobs. Read the full report on the Worker Institute Blog.

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