Building the Next Generation Climate Workforce

Innovative Solutions from Around the Country

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET on Zoom 

As climate change accelerates, the United States will face unprecedented challenges in the years ahead, from elevated levels of air and water pollution to extreme weather events such as heatwaves and storm surges.  We need a workforce equipped with both technical and policy expertise to solve these complex challenges and to plan for more sustainable communities, particularly among populations most impacted by environmental change.

Learn how universities, the private sector, and communities are addressing climate change through solutions-oriented graduate education and workforce training that combines science, management, policy, communication, and governance fields, and what Congress can do to support these efforts.


Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)


Melissa Varga, Science Network Community & Partnerships Manager, Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)


Dr. Pamela Padilla, President, SACNAS and Vice President of Research and Innovation, University of North Texas 

Shawn Jones, Head of Energy Storage Development, BlueWave Solar

Dr. Pamela Templer, Director & Yasmin Romitti, PhD Student – Boston University URBAN Program

The BRINK | Building a Diverse, Strong Climate Workforce