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Climate, Jobs and Justice: Copenhagen Report Back

April 1, Albany Law School

Next Steps for Labor and the Environment

A Community forum on the Climate Crisis, Government Policy and Green Jobs

Co-Sponsored by Albany Law School Environmental Law Society

WHEN:  Thursday, April 1, 2010
WHERE: Albany Law School, Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom
TIME:    6:30 - 9:00PM

Reception to follow at 9:00PM, East Foyer
Sponsored by Envionmental Law Society and the Democratic Society

The Program

Last December, more than 45,000 people, including the heads of over 100 countries, gathered in Copenhagen to help plan the next steps in the global response to the climate crisis. No binding agreement came out of the meeting, although progress was made toward the creation of a global climate strategy. Many questions remain.

Hear from Environment, Labor, and Environmental Justice leaders who took part in the Copenhagen meetings. Join us to discuss next steps on the road to a meaningful response to the climate crisis. What can we do in New York to impact the next global gathering, scheduled for December 2010 in Cancun?

Our keynote speakers are:

  • Pete Grannis, Commissioner, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Sean Sweeney, Director, Cornell Global Labor Institute
  • Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director, WeAct for Environmental Justice

Additional speakers will include:

  • Mark Watson, Program Manager, Environmental Research, NYSERDA
  • Jill Kubit, Assistant Director, Cornell Global Labor Institute
  • Jared Snyder, Assistant Commissioner for Air Resources, NYS Department of Environmental
  • Mark Bettinger, Director of Sierra Club’s Federal and International Climate Campaign
  • Ed Murphy, Director, Workforce Development Institute

Discussion to follow.

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