The proposal, if it gains federal funding, could help make communities safer and cleaner. A new federal programme – currently seeking funds in Congress – hopes to create jobs and tackle climate change across the country The Civilian Climate Corps could create up to 1.5 million new jobs, but details of the programme are still under discussion. Its modelled in part on a 1930s Depression-era initiative. Environmental activist Kidus Girma, 26, walked about 400 miles (644 km) from New Orleans to Houston over six weeks in May and June, on a march aimed at bringing hope to communities who have been hit hard by the effects of a warming climate. Girma and his dozens of companions spoke to those they met along the way about a new federal program – enacted by U.S. President Joe Biden in January and now seeking funds in Congress – that would create jobs and tackle climate change nationwide. The backers of the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC), as the program is known, say it could add up to 1.5 million new green jobs as the climate crisis worsens and parts of the United States continue to struggle with high unemployment. It is part of […]


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