Governments around the world have adopted climate policies to reduce carbon emissions from a variety of economic sectors, with the broader goal of decarbonization. For example, in 2018, then California Governor Edmund Brown signed an executive order setting a goal for the world’s fifth-largest economy to reach carbon-neutrality by 2045. This transformation will create job opportunities for workers in a wide variety of industries. Understanding where in the economy these jobs will occur is important for designing workforce development policies that create good, career ladder opportunities, especially for workers from low-income communities.

To support this effort, the Luskin Center for Innovation (LCI) conducts research that explores the workplace impacts of climate and clean energy policies, quantifying the jobs that are supported across the supply chains of different investment decisions and making recommendations to inform opportunities of the future.