May 20, 2022 | News Story

Climate Jobs NY Update: Climate for Change, a Complete Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City

Climate Jobs NY (CJNY) has adopted Climate for Change, a Complete Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City,  a new report released yesterday by Cornell University’s Labor Leading on Climate Program. The report presents a roadmap for New York City to fight the climate crisis, make NYC safer and address racial and economic inequity by investing in a pro-worker renewable energy transition. The report, which finds that New York City’s climate goals are not ambitious enough and that climate work is not happening at scale, outlines a concrete plan for the City to slash emissions and create high-quality union careers. Click here to read the Report.

“Public schools, CUNY, NYCHA, and many other New York City facilities can all play a role in our city’s fight against climate change,” said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. “The roadmap presented to city leaders is clear in how we can cut carbon emissions while creating good union jobs and ensuring the resiliency of our city for decades to come. New York City unions are ready to work with the City Council and Mayor to bring the Climate for Change report to life and bring opportunities to underserved neighborhoods in the process.”

The report comes as the Adams administration and city officials debate how to invest millions of dollars in unallocated federal infrastructure and relief funds. The report was developed in consultation with unions and labor groups including the NYC CLC, 32BJ SEIU, United Federation of Teachers, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, District Council 37 and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, New York State Nurses Association, Communication Workers of America and UA Local Union No. 1 The Plumbers of New York City as well as environmental, industry and governmental leaders in New York City. CJNY is urging City leaders to adopt the measures recommended in the report to drastically reduce carbon emissions and pollution and advance job creation and equity.