Investing in Clean Energy Jobs and Lifting Up All Americans: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy
Major investments in clean energy infrastructure can put Americans to work and ensure everyone is lifted up in a transition to a prosperous, 21st century economy.
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With smart investments in new clean energy infrastructure, we can help put Americans across the country back to work while tackling climate change at the same time. World Resources Institute analysis finds that clean energy jobs are already a powerful economic engine for middle America, with clean energy jobs growing faster in rural counties compared to urban areas and employing far more workers than the fossil fuel industry.
And as WRI’s new online Just Transition Resource Center shows, there are many examples of how just transition initiatives in the U.S. and around the world can make this economic transformation work for everyone.
Passing a major infrastructure investment package through Congress would provide a huge opportunity to build back better, create high-quality union jobs and ensure a just transition for people that have too often been left behind such as rural Americans, blue-collar workers and communities impacted by the decline of the fossil fuel industry.
Join White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, World Resources Institute, the Blue Green Alliance, AFL-CIO, Ørsted and E2 on April 19 for a lively conversation about the urgent need for big investments in our clean energy infrastructure to put Americans to work and ensure everyone is lifted up in a transition to a prosperous, 21st century economy.
- Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor, White House
- Manish Bapna, Acting President and CEO, World Resources Institute
- Dennis Dougherty, Executive Director, Colorado AFL-CIO
- Jason Walsh, Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance
- Bob Keefe, Executive Director, E2
- Pamela Venzke, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Ørsted Offshore NA
- Devashree Saha, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute