Workforce and Economic Inclusion

High-Road Jobs and Workforce Development for Climate Action Guidebook

Inclusive Economics prepared this report in April of 2021 and was developed with support from the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge. The Climate Challenge is an initiative that empowers 25 of the largest U.S. cities to implement near-term climate goals and become primary drivers of progress towards meeting America’s pledge on climate.

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Workbook: Developing a High Road Workforce Plan

Part One of this guide is a step-by-step planning tool to assist city staff in developing a High Road Workforce Plan. It is designed to help city sustainability staff and presupposes no pre-existing knowledge or experience with workforce planning. An effective planning phase for workforce initiatives sets up success by clarifying goals and parameters. It can also provide a ready model for future programs that have workforce implications. This guide will help sustainability staff incorporate high-road workforce planning into their overall climate planning through a six-step strategic planning method including: Step 1: Clarify the Goals and Priorities; Step 2: Identify the Challenges; Step 3: Identify and Engage Partners; Step 4: Conduct a Workforce Assessment or “Gap Analysis"; Step 5: Identify Potential Solutions; and Step 6: Develop an Evaluation Plan.

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