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Going, Going, Green: Winning a Global Skills Revolution
March 30

Going, Going, Green: Winning a Global Skills Revolution

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12:00 pm - 01:00 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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In a race against rising temperatures—which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says is a “grave and mounting threat to our wellbeing and a healthy planet”—governments, multilateral institutions, and the private sector have all made commitments to decarbonize by mid-century. It will require a skilled global workforce to achieve those commitments. The good news: Meeting this environmental challenge is also an opportunity if we can close the global green skills gap.

Demand for green skills grew globally by 38.5% over the past five years, but will soon outpace supply. LinkedIn’s 2022 Global Green Skills Report reveals how and where people are contributing to the transition to a green economy, where gaps are emerging, and what policymakers, companies and individuals can do to help make the net-zero transition an economic opportunity on par with the Industrial Revolution.

Join this event featuring former New Jersey Governor and EPA Administrator and current chairperson of The American Security Project Christine Todd Whitman in conversation with Sue Duke, Global Head of Public Policy and Economic Graph at LinkedIn, for a discussion on how green skills can, will, and must drive the future global economy.

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About the Speakers

Christine Todd Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group (WSG), a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. WSG offers a comprehensive set of solutions to problems facing businesses, organizations, and governments; they have been at the forefront of helping leading companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Governor Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.

As Governor, Christie Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space. She was also recognized by the Natural Resources Defense Council as having instituted the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation. As EPA Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies.  She championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent.  During her tenure, the Agency was successful in passing and implementing landmark brownfields legislation to promote the redevelopment and reuse of “brownfields”, previously contaminated industrial sites.

Sue Duke leads and manages the rollout of the LinkedIn Economic Graph team globally. In this role, the team’s work has focused on uncovering actionable insights around skill gaps, AI and emerging technologies, talent migration, gender parity, and education.

Prior to joining LinkedIn, Sue worked as head of public policy at Google Ireland. Before that, she was special advisor to the minister for communications, energy, and natural resources in the Irish government.

Sue holds a BA in European studies from Trinity College Dublin and a master of philosophy in international relations from the University of Cambridge.