september, 2021

21sep9:30 am4:00 pm2021 Climate Jobs Summit

Event Details

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Dear Friends,
Please join us for our second annual Climate Jobs Summit on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
This year’s Climate Jobs Summit, happening during Climate Week NYC, will convene climate jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and allies in our shared mission to build an equitable renewable energy economy powered by good union jobs.
With speakers and participants from the labor and climate movements, the Summit presents a unique opportunity to dismantle the false “climate versus jobs” narrative and rally critical support for investment in infrastructure, jobs, and tackling climate change among labor leaders, climate advocates, and progressive thought leaders.
Throughout the Summit, we will emphasize the urgency of taking action to lift up America’s working families through bold climate investments that create millions of family-sustaining union careers.
The Summit is sponsored by the Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC), the CJNRC Action Fund, Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), the CJNY Education Fund, and the Worker Institute and the Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initiative at Cornell University’s ILR School.
We hope you’ll join us.
Very truly yours,
Mike Fishman
Climate Jobs National Resource Center
President and Executive Director
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Speakers, to date:
  • Vincent Alvarez, President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, New York Climate Jobs Coalition
  • Marilyn Brown, Director, Georgia Tech, Climate Energy Policy Laboratory
  • Nikki Budzinski, President, Budzinski & Partners LLC
  • John Cartwright, President of Toronto/York Region Labour Council (retired)
  • Hae-Lin Choi, New York State Political Director, Communications Workers of America, District 1
  • Priscilla De La Cruz, Senior Director of Government Affairs at Audubon Society of Rhode Island, President of the Environment Council of Rhode Island
  • Pat Devaney, Illinois AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois Climate Jobs Coalition
  • Mike Fishman, President, Executive Director of the Climate Jobs National Resource Center
  • Aliya Haq, Gates Foundation
  • Eric Hines, Professor, Tufts University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and New York State Building and Construction Trades Council, New York Climate Jobs Coalition
  • Cynthia Phinney, President of the Maine AFL-CIO, Maine Climate Jobs Coalition
  • John Podesta, Founder & Member of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress
  • Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association
  • Michael Sabatoni, Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Rhode Island Laborers District Council, Rhode Island Climate Jobs Coalition
  • Matt Schlobohm, Executive Director of the Maine AFL-CIO, Maine Climate Jobs Coalition
  • Melissa Shetler, Pathways to Apprenticeship
  • Chris Shelton, President, Communications Workers of America
  • Liz Shuler, Acting President, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
  • Lara Skinner, Director, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR School
  • Lee Smith, Managing Member, American Solar Partners
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • James Williams, General Vice President At Large/Organizing, International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
  • and many more


(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm



Online presentation