Labor Stakeholder Roundtable on Cap-And-Invest Program to Reduce Climate Pollution
Roundtable Advances New York State's Efforts to Meet Just Transition Targets under Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
The stakeholder roundtable scheduled for Sept. 15, 2023, will offer engagement with various stakeholders regarding the development of the program around labor and the clean energy workforce of the future. This is an opportunity for participants to provide feedback on program design features and areas of interest to help support existing workers and communities, create job pathways, and identify opportunities for New York’s future workforce.
This upcoming discussion demonstrates the importance of labor in building the workforce of the clean energy transition and will build off of the labor provisions featured in the Enacted FY 2023-24 State Budget, the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan recommendations, and the Council’s Just Transition Working Group. The Working Group issued a Jobs Study
(PDF) that found that job increases are anticipated in every corner of the State, totaling more than 200,000 by 2030.
An overview presentation by DEC, NYSERDA, and DOL experts will be followed by a panel discussion with State officials and labor stakeholders and a question-and-answer session, will be part of the roundtable. All stakeholder input will be considered by State staff as part of the development of the Cap-and-Invest Program. A second round of pre-proposal stakeholder outreach will be held later this year.
The Labor Roundtable is scheduled from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15
, and will be live-streamed, with the recording posted online as soon as practicable. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available at https://capandinvest.ny.gov