Academic Venture Fund - 2012

Climate Protection as a Driver for Job Creation in New York State

Plant hardiness map of New York State

Uniting climate protection and job creation, this project will build a Jobs-GHG Mitigation Index to assess the type and number of jobs required to meet the goals set by New York State's Climate Action Plan. Cornell researchers will use the index to develop a policy and administration architecture for a New York State climate jobs program modeled on New Deal public works programs. An effective climate jobs program will help New York State make the transition to a low-carbon economy—while putting New Yorkers to work.

Investigators: Huaizhu Gao, , Lara Skinner, Sean Sweeney, Kevin Pratt