On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, members of the Clean Energy Jobs Coalition participated in the “Climate Jobs Summit” hosted by the Cornell ILR’s Climate Jobs Institute (CJI) on Roosevelt Island, New York City.
According to its website, the CJI was established to guide the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy by pursuing three aims: to tackle the climate crisis; to create high-quality jobs; and to build a diverse, inclusive workforce.
The 2024 Climate Summit gathered over 200 federal, state, and labor leaders from across nation along with officials as far away as the United Kingdom.
The objective was to advance a pro-worker, pro-climate – smooth transition agenda to create a zero-carbon economy. Action steps toward an equitable and worker-centered climate future were identified through a series of breakout sessions held over the day.
Participants dove into specific topic areas ranging from “Overcoming Obstacles and Opposition to Site, Permit, and Build Clean Energy at Scale” to “After the Inflation Reduction Act: Maximizing the Climate, Equity, and Jobs Benefits of Federal Climate Policy.” The full conference agenda is available here.