The Green Economy

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April 20, 2010

The development of a green economy is at the forefront of President Obama's domestic agenda, and many say that developing a green economy is a key part of the nation's recovering economic health. While there has been an increased focus on green ideas and initiatives over the past few years, there are still many more questions about where we go from here.

How do we transition from ideas into action? How will the workforce adapt to take advantage of clean technologies? How do local policymakers respond to these initiatives? Just how necessary is this green economy?

Dr. Bhagat Sammakia, Binghamton University
Frank Surdey, Managing Economist in the New York State Department of Labor Office of Workforce Policy
Dr. Susan Chrisopherson, professor in the City and Regional Planning Department at Cornell University