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Anita Raman

Research & Policy Development Associate, Climate Jobs Institute

Raman is a Research & Policy Development Associate at the Cornell ILR Climate Jobs Institute.

Raman studies the labor implications of climate change, advancing knowledge and policies that help unions engage in public climate debates and advocate for a just worker transition. Raman’s cutting-edge research is advancing climate jobs campaigns and supporting eight states’ high-road climate labor policy development. Raman is a 2022 Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis with the OpEd Project in partnership with Yale University, and her op-eds on climate jobs have been published in CrainsNY, The Buffalo News, Newsday, the NY Daily News, and more. 

Before joining Cornell ILR, Raman implemented climate adaptation projects in the Global South at UNDP and published reports analyzing national climate plans and global agreements at the U.N. Secretariat. Raman also managed data and reporting for a NYS program that helped low-and-middle-income families migrate away from climate coastline hazards after Hurricane Sandy. Raman received her M.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University and her B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.