The Green Economy Action Plan (w/ Nse Esema)

The Green Economy Action Plan is a first-of-its-kind roadmap to growing NYC’s green economy. The plan identifies the jobs and sectors that will help the city combat climate change. And its recommendations will help put New Yorkers—particularly those from environmentally disadvantaged communities—in a position to benefit from the nearly 400,000 ‘green-collar’ jobs expected in New York City by 2040.

With buildings-related work accounting for nearly half of these jobs, we were excited to welcome Nse Esema, Senior Vice President of the Green Economy team at NYCEDC, to Urban Green Live. In this episode, Nse and Urban Green CEO John Mandyck unpacked the plan and discussed how NYC’s growing green workforce will accelerate building decarbonization efforts.

Published March 28, 2024


Nse Esema
Senior Vice President of the Green Economy Team at NYCEDC
John Mandyck
CEO, Urban Green Council

John Mandyck joined Urban Green Council in 2018 as its first-ever CEO. He capped a 25-year career as Chief Sustainability Officer for United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune 45 global leader in the building, aerospace and food refrigeration industries. He also serves as a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Business. John is the founding chair of the Corporate Advisory Board for the World Green Building Council, a former board chair of Urban Green, and co-author of the book Food Foolish.