Briefing: Youth Climate: Green Jobs, Clean Futures
Congressional Briefing with Youth Climate Leaders
From February 27-March 2, more than 11,000 student climate leaders descended on Washington, DC to take part in the Power Shift Climate Action Conference and Capitol Hill day of action. Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass), Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, held a special Congressional briefing with student leaders on Monday, March 2, 2009, at 1:30 PM, in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building.
The Congressional briefing, entitled "Youth Climate: Green Jobs, Clean Futures," featured testimony from campus leaders and youth activists whose lives have been impacted by global warming and are meeting the climate challenge by building a clean energy future. Witnesses included a young cancer survivor who is now fighting to curb pollution in her local community, the son of an oil worker who is working to bring green jobs to New Mexico, a United Nations Climate Change youth delegate, a student entrepreneur who started a clean energy fund, and the head of the Energy Action Coalition.
In addition, Chairman Markey addressed the Power Shift 09 Conference on Saturday night, February 28, 2008 at the Washington D.C. Convention Center.
WHAT: Select Committee Congressional briefing: "Youth Climate: Green Jobs, Clean Futures”
WHERE: 2172 Rayburn, U.S. Capitol Complex
WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM
OPENING STATEMENT: Chairman Ed Markey
Full video archive of the briefing.
Chairman Markey's Opening Statement
Congressman Lujan's Opening Statement
Jessy Tolkan's Opening Statement
Chairman Markey's view of the audience
Chairman Markey and the witnesses
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