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To: Frank Disalvo and Helene Schember, Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future From: Cornell Global Labor Institute
 

Summary: To: Frank Disalvo and Helene Schember, Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future
From: Cornell Global Labor Institute
Re: Summary of CCSF Topical Lunch, May 24, 2010
Date: August 17, 2010
On May 24, 2010, the Cornell ILR's Global Labor Institute (GLI) hosted a discussion on "Green Jobs,
Climate Policy and Economic Development," as part of the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future's
Topical Lunch series. It was a stimulating discussion on the intersection of climate protection, the
current policy discourse around green jobs, and economic development. The discussion included
scholars from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Department of City and Regional Planning,
School of Applied Economics and Management, Department of Development Sociology, the Johnson
School's Sustainable Global Enterprise, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, School of
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
ILR-GLI's recent research has focused on the impact of climate protection policy on labor unions and
working families, including projected employment trends related to transitioning to a clean energy
economy (see United Nations Green Jobs Study - 2008). The ILR-GLI currently provides educational
trainings to unions on climate protection and convenes policy meetings among high-level labor and
environmental leaders for the NYS Climate Action Plan, as well as federal and international-level climate
policy. Building on GLI's research and educational activities, the discussion began with a brief account of
the national green jobs discourse, highlighting the tension between neoliberal economic development
(based on trade-driven growth) and meeting important social and environmental needs, like quality

  

Source: Angenent, Lars T. - Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

 

Collections: Renewable Energy; Engineering