MIIS: Panel Discussion with Labor & Environmental Advocates on California Climate Policy
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MIIS presents Powering Partnerships: A Panel Discussion with Labor and Environmental Advocates Finding Common Ground on California Climate Policy on Tuesday, April 17, 6pm-7pm, in Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building. This event is free, but online registration is requested.
The potential for green jobs in California is enormous, yet the pathway to achieve safe and reliable jobs and livable wages for existing fossil fuel workers remains unclear. While labor advocates and environmentalists agree that expanding renewable energy can mitigate harmful impacts to the climate and foster economic opportunities, the steps to implement a just and inclusive transition are still highly debated in California’s policy environment.
This panel brings together four experts who will share their experiences working on issues including labor justice, climate change, energy security, and the political environment surrounding the movement towards clean energy in California. By exploring the common interest of putting Americans to work, we can collaborate to create better jobs for workers now and a better, healthier environment for both our communities and future generations.
Panelists will include: Adrienne Alvord (California & Western States Director, Union of Concerned Scientists), Hunter Stern (Business Representative, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), Tom Habashi (CEO, Monterey Bay Community Power), and Sabrina Lockhart (Director of Communications, California Independent Petroleum Association).