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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Green Jobs and Competitiveness in a Low Carbon Economy: A Dialogue on Best Practices for Labor and Business for Green Jobs

There has been much speculation about how a federal cap on greenhouse gas emissions will affect workers, consumers, and energy-intensive industries in the US. But what has the real experience been in Europe? Come join a dialogue on Competitiveness and Green Jobs Under a Carbon Cap on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:30 am to 5 pm.

In this one-day workshop, business and labor leaders will share their experiences of how regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK has affected the British economy, businesses, and workers. Their US business and union counterparts will highlight what they are doing now to prepare for a new, high-growth, low-carbon economy. Presenters will include:

  • The Trades Union Congress, Britain's largest labor union
  • The AFL-CIO, working with environmental groups to ensure green jobs are union jobs
  • The Confederation of British Industry, a leading industry group supportive of action on climate change
  • The Carbon Trust, an independent organization that advises businesses on low-carbon practices and invests in clean sources of energy
Sessions include:
  • Business Making the Low-Carbon Transition
  • Competitiveness Effects of Emissions Regulation
  • Green Jobs and the Labor Movement
There will be ample time for questions and discussion following each session.  Come meet your colleagues from utilities, unions, academia and business and learn why the UK has embraced the low-carbon future.Where: The Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 East Broad Street When: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

 

A reception will follow from 5:00 to 6:00, co-hosted by Taft, Stettinius, Hollister LLP and the Britsh American Chamber of Commerce

All-day attendance is not required - you are welcome to attend only those sessions of interest. 

Please RSVP by September 1 to Erica Stephan, Carbon Markets Communications Officer, British Embassy: erica.stephan@fco.gov.uk or (202)518-3206 

There has been much speculation about how a federal cap on greenhouse gas emissions will affect workers, consumers, and energy-intensive industries in the US. But what has the real experience been in Europe? Come join a dialogue on Competitiveness and Green Jobs Under a Carbon Cap on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 10:30 am to 5 pm. In this one-day workshop, business and labor leaders will share their experiences of how regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK has affected the British economy, businesses, and workers. Their US business and union counterparts will highlight what they are doing now to prepare for a new, high-growth, low-carbon economy. Presenters will include:
  • The Trades Union Congress, Britain's largest labor union
  • The AFL-CIO, working with environmental groups to ensure green jobs are union jobs
  • The Confederation of British Industry, a leading industry group supportive of action on climate change
  • The Carbon Trust, an independent organization that advises businesses on low-carbon practices and invests in clean sources of energy
Sessions include:
  • Business Making the Low-Carbon Transition
  • Competitiveness Effects of Emissions Regulation
  • Green Jobs and the Labor Movement
There will be ample time for questions and discussion following each session.  Come meet your colleagues from utilities, unions, academia and business and learn why the UK has embraced the low-carbon future.Where: The Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 East Broad Street When: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.   A reception will follow from 5:00 to 6:00, co-hosted by Taft, Stettinius, Hollister LLP and the Britsh American Chamber of Commerce.  All-day attendance is not required - you are welcome to attend only those sessions of interest.  Please RSVP by September 1 to Erica Stephan, Carbon Markets Communications Officer, British Embassy: erica.stephan@fco.gov.uk or (202)518-3206 

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