Fri, 23 June 2017
The Paris Climate Agreement represents an historic diplomatic achievement in the global partnership to stem the climate crisis. Approved by 195 nations in December 2015, the Paris Agreement aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit warming to well below two degrees Celsius.
Recently, the United States announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a move that has drawn widespread and forceful criticism. In response, individuals, organizations, businesses and governments have strongly affirmed their commitments to the principles and practices of the Paris Agreement.
Notably, several states have formed the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition dedicated to taking bold steps on climate change.
Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of the Paris Agreement is the President and CEO of The Climate Reality Project, Ken Berlin.
Mon, 19 June 2017
Investments by employers in the training of its workers have plummeted in recent years, while the need for enhanced skills has increased significantly during the same period. This fundamental asymmetry has weakened the overall workforce, with consequences spilling throughout the economy.
In a recent paper, the Aspen Institute brings to light a number of the forces driving this dynamic. More importantly, the Aspen Institute recommends the introduction of a Worker Training Tax Credit as a possible solution.
Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of the Worker Training Tax Credit is one of the authors, Ethan Pollack, Associate Director of Research and Policy for the Future of Work Initiative at the Aspen Institute.