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Labor Leading on Climate Initiative

Union woman worker wearing a hard hat and standing in front of solar panels

The Labor Leading on Climate Initiative advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the role of labor and working people in addressing the environmental and climate crises.

Reversing Inequality and Combatting Climate Change

Climate Jobs Now! Summit

A New Era for States and Regions

The Climate Jobs Now! Summit took place on Oct. 27, 2017. The event was organized by The Worker Institute at Cornell, Climate Jobs NY and the office of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

In this plenary panel discussion, leaders from the building trades unions, environmental activists, community organizers and leaders from the NYS government discuss working together to take on climate change and create good jobs and careers in the energy sector.

Panelists Included:

Facilitator: Richard Kauffman, Chair, Energy and Science Alicia Barton, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Gary LaBarbera, President, Greater New York Building and Construction Trades Council Angela Tovar, Director, Community Development, The Point CDC Lisa Dix, Sr. New York Representative, Sierra Club.