The Labor Leading on Climate Initiative advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the role of labor and working people in addressing the environmental and climate crises.

Recent Submissions

  • Climate for Change: A Complete Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City 

    Skinner, Lara; Raman, Anita; Hoek Spaans, Avalon; Shetler, Melissa; Valdivia, Midori (Cornell University, ILR School, The Workers Institute, 2022-05)
  • Maine Climate Jobs Report 

    Cha, J. Mijin; Moskowitz, Hunter; Phillips, Mathew; Skinner, Lara R. (ILR Worker Institute, 2022-03)
    This report outlines these intersecting crises and then offers a series of “climate jobs” recommendations for Maine – a set of bold, science-based recommendations that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution at ...
  • Climate for Change: A Climate Jobs Roadmap for New York City 

    Skinner, Lara; Shetler, Melissa; Valdivia, Midori; Hoek Spaans, Avalon; Raman, Anita (2022-02)
    [EXCERPT] Cornell is thrilled to update the 2017 report and release a new Climate Jobs Program for New York City in 2022. With the new Mayor, Eric Adams, and an almost entirely new City Council, New York City has the ...
  • Building a Just Transition for a Resilient Future: A Climate Jobs Program for Rhode Island 

    Skinner, Lara; Cha, J. Mijin; Hoek Spaans, Avalon; Moskowitz, Hunter; Raman, Anita (2022-01)
    [Excerpt] The following report examines the climate crisis in Rhode Island and outlines a set of high-impact climate jobs recommendations designed to maximize the state's actions to do three things: 1) Create thousands of ...
  • Combatting Climate Change, Reversing Inequality: A Climate Jobs Program for Texas 

    Skinner, Lara R.; Cha, J. Mijin; Moskowitz, Hunter; Phillips, Matt (2021-07)
    [Excerpt] The following report examines the crises of inequality and climate change in Texas and makes a series of “climate jobs” recommendations that can help Texas simultaneously combat climate change, create high-quality ...

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