ILR School’s Climate Jobs Institute Launches in New York City
Building off years of partnership with New York and national labor leaders to foster high-quality, climate-friendly employment that advances equity, the ILR School Climate Jobs Institute launched Wednesday in New York City with an event co-sponsored by Climate Jobs New York and the Climate Jobs National Resource Center.
It is the first U.S. academic institution focused on conducting research and developing policy for governments across the nation to support clean energy targets and create union jobs that help drive a more inclusive and equitable economy.
“The launch of the Cornell Climate Jobs Institute comes at a pivotal moment, as our City and State embark on a historic transition to a clean energy economy," said NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez. "The research, training and education opportunities that the CCJI will provide will be critical as we invest in our renewable energy future, while advocating for strong labor standards, creating good union jobs, and building a strong and equitable economy for all New Yorkers." Learn more about the Climate Jobs Institute here.