The American Climate Corps Will Put Thousands To Work Building A Stronger Country
Forbes contributor Silvio Marcacci discusses President Biden's launch of the American Climate Corps, drawing parallels with President Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. The program aims to employ tens of thousands of Americans to combat climate change, integrating into the administration's efforts to create jobs and address environmental challenges. Inspired by Roosevelt's initiative, which significantly contributed to infrastructure development, the American Climate Corps focuses on an inclusive approach, prioritizing racial equality and workforce training. By coordinating with existing corps and federal agencies, the program intends to address various needs, including National Park repairs, wildfire prevention, wetland restoration, energy-efficient retrofitting, and response to extreme weather disasters. Supported by broad public approval, the American Climate Corps strives to connect job seekers with growing demands in the clean energy economy while fostering resilience and equality.