Jan 29, 2021 | News Story

Climate Jobs NY Update: CJNY Celebrates Wednesday’s Historic “Climate Day” Executive Orders

Before President Biden signed this week's climate actions, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry led a press briefing to preview the details of the Administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to tackle the existential crisis of climate change while putting people back to work with good family-sustaining jobs.

The order will take “historic strides” in addressing environmental justice, assessing how climate change is impacting U.S. foreign policy and national security, establishing a Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities to help workers transitioning out of the oil and gas industries and planning to double offshore wind production by 2030.

“This isn’t time for small measures, we need to be bold. It’s about jobs, good-paying union jobs, it’s a whole of government approach to put climate change at the center of our domestic, national security, and foreign policies. We can do this, we must do this, and we will do this," said President Biden before signing the Executive Orders. Click here to read more!