Climate Jobs Connecticut
The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs builds alliances among diverse constituencies to combat climate change, create jobs and promote racial, economic and environmental justice.
Launched in 2012, The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs seeks to build a worker-oriented environmental movement committed to securing a fair and just transition that protects not only the environment but also the livelihoods of workers and their communities. We embrace our diversity as a source of power, recognizing that our shared interests in a sustainable climate and a just economy are stronger than any specific issues that may tend to divide us.
As the reality of climate change and its devastating impacts become more apparent, momentum will continue to grow for a fundamental shift away from fossil fuels.
A robust climate protection program will create tens of thousands of new jobs in Connecticut, but the transition to a clean-energy economy will likely displace some workers. Those workers making the difficult transition to alternative work deserve well-paid, secure jobs with benefits and the right to union representation.
Similarly, communities on the front lines of the fossil-fuel economy and those located where the impacts of climate change will be felt most acutely must have a powerful voice in determining ways to mitigate the harm.
We believe the climate crisis presents an opportunity to build thriving local economies that are not only more sustainable but also more just and equitable.