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2023 John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour

Keynote address by Lara Skinner (Executive Director, Climate Jobs Institute, Cornell University)

Labour and the Climate Crisis: Developing a Worker- and Equity-Centered Clean Energy Economy

Respondent comments by Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Feminist Economist & Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University)
Moderated by Nathi Zamisa (Graduate Student, Social and Political Thought, York University)

Thursday, March 2, 2023
6:00 - 7:30 pm ET

Watch the event recording

Find more information on the Climate Jobs Institute website.

Reports by Dr. Lara Skinner:

Blog Post by Nathi Zamisa for YorkU's Climate Change Research Month: From Ambition to Action: Labour, Equity, and Climate Justice


Keynote Speaker Dr. Lara Skinner is the Executive Director of Cornell ILR’s Climate Jobs Institute. Dr. Skinner is a nationally recognized expert in the labour and employment impacts of climate change, clean energy policy, and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Under Lara’s direction, Cornell has designed jobs-led climate programs for eight U.S. states and helped form coalitions composed of labour unions, elected leaders, environmental organizations and industry experts in states like Texas, Illinois, New York and Rhode Island.

Respondent Dr. Marjorie Griffin Cohen is an economist who is a professor emeritus of Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University.  She has written extensively in the areas of political economy and public policy with special emphasis on issues concerning, labour, the Canadian economy, women, electricity deregulation, energy, climate change and labour, and international trade agreements.

Moderator Nathi Zamisa is completing an M.A. in Black Studies: Theories of Race and Racism in the Department of Social and Political Thought at York University. Nathi is currently the President of the York University Graduate Students Association, the Chair of the York Community Housing Association, a Board Member of the Global Labour Research Centre, and a Member of the York Senate's Academic Planning, Policy, and Research Committee.

The John Eleen Annual Lecture in Global Labour is co-sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour, UNIFOR, LIUNA Ontario Provincial District Council, Goldblatt Partners LLP, and Cavaluzzo LLP.