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Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit Videos

Thank you to all the panelists, speakers and all attendees for making the Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit such a huge success.

Over 1,900 people tuned in through our platform and an additional 2,500 watched on Facebook Live.

We will be following up on other events, but just in case you missed the summit, take a few minutes to check out the videos from the Summit.

Welcome, Purpose and Review of the Day

  • Gary LaBarbera - President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, and Board Member, Climate Jobs NY
  • Mike Fishman - Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Former Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU

 

Climate Jobs NY Video 

Climate Jobs New York (CJNY) is a growing coalition of labor unions representing 2.6 million working men and women at the center of New York’s economy.

CJNY's mission is to advocate for a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, create good union jobs, and support more equitable communities and a more resilient New York.

As New York State moves toward its renewable energy goals, there is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure that the path to a low-carbon future results in good jobs that provide family-sustaining wages and benefits for communities across the state.

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Opening Lightning Round

  • Xiye Bastida - Youth Climate Activist
  • Jim Slevin - President, Utility Workers Union of America
  • Rhiana Gunn-Wright - Director of Climate Policy, Roosevelt Institute
  • Antha Williams - Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Liz Shuler - Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: The Importance of Labor Leading on Climate

  • Chair: Vincent Alvarez - President, NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Sharan Burrow - General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Nikki Budzinski - Strategic Advisor, Climate Jobs National Resource Center
  • Lisa Dix - New York Senior Representative, Sierra Club
  • Rick Levy - President, Texas AFL-CIO
  • Edwin Lopez - Executive Secretary, New York Electrical Contractors Association

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Green Recovery - Building Clean Energy Industries and a Low-Carbon Economy that Works for All

  • Chair: Lara Skinner - Executive Director, Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR School
  • Marilyn Brown - Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech
  • Alex Laskey - Founder and Executive Chair, Rewiring America
  • Matt Schlobohm - Executive Director, Maine AFL-CIO
  • Ali Zaidi - Deputy Secretary to Governor Cuomo for Energy and New York State Chair of Climate Policy and Finance

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Concurrent Session 1 - Climate Change, Racial Justice & Economic Justice

  • Chair: Henry Garrido - Executive Director, AFSCME District Council 37
  • John Cartwright - President, Toronto and York Region Labour Council
  • Candis Tolliver - Political Director, 32BJ SEIU
  • Larry Williams, Jr. - Labor and Environmental Justice Program, Sierra Club

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Session 2 - Building a Robust, Equitable Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.

  • Chair: Roger Clayman - Executive Director, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  • Julia Bovey - Director, External Affairs, Equinor Wind U.S.
  • Christopher Erikson - Business Manager, IBEW Local 3, and International Board Chair, IBEW
  • Doreen Harris - Acting President and CEO, NYSERDA
  • Michael Northrop - Program Director for the Sustainable Development Grantmaking Program, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Elizabeth Yeampierre - Executive Director, UPROSE and Co-Chair, Climate Justice Alliance

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Session 3 - The Next Generation of Building-Best Practices for Energy Efficiency and Solar Retrofits

  • Chair: Kyle Bragg - President, 32BJ SEIU
  • Beth Cheverie - Marketing Expansion Coordinator, New York State Laborers
  • William Lynn - Business Manager, IUOE Local 30, and Vice President, IUOE
  • Lee Smith - Managing Member, American Solar Partners

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Session 4 - Strong Unions, Sustainable Transport

  • Chair: JP Patafio - Vice President, TWU 100
  • Elizabeth Bunn - Labor Network for Sustainability
  • Alana Dave - Public Transit, International Transport Workers’ Federation
  • Micah Mitrosky - IBEW Local 569
  • Michael Yee - Director, Educational and Cultural Trust Fund of the Electrical Industry, IBEW Local 3

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Session 5 - Maine, Texas, Illinois, Connecticut: Building Climate Jobs Organizations State by State

  • Chair: Mike Fishman - Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Former Secretary-Treasurer, SEIU
  • Pat Devaney - Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Monserrat Garibay - Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO
  • John Harrity - Chair and Founding Member of the Board, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
  • Cynthia Phinney - President, Maine AFL-CIO

 

Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit: Closing Remarks and the #BuildBackBetter Awards

Climate Jobs NY presented its Build Back Better Award to the following recipients for their leadership on building a sustainable future with good union jobs.

  • Chair: Henry Garrido - Executive Director, AFSCME District Council 37
  • Senator Chuck Schumer - U.S. Senator for New York
  • Nella Pineda-Marcon - RN, NYSNA Board Member
  • Gina McCarthy - President and CEO, NRDC
  • John Samuelsen - President, Transport Workers Union of America