Climate Justice, Climate Jobs: what struggles do we need to win and how?

Saturday 13 April 2024

Join us for an in-person conference in London, at the Crowndale Centre, NW1, near Mornington Crescent tube (many thanks to Camden Unison for hosting us).

The climate crisis is more real, and has a bigger impact on our lives, every day. Around the world, those who have contributed least to the crisis suffer the most. 

The climate crisis is a class issue and a trade union issue. There is an urgent need to reduce global carbon emissions to ensure we are not engulfed by temperature rises which make our societies, lives and livelihoods impossible because of the impact of extreme weather. 

The biggest block to this change is the power and influence of corporations and governments representing them. They make huge profits for a minority out of an economic system wedded to fossil fuels.

Fighting for a huge transformation of the economy in the interests of people and the planet should be at the top of the trade union agenda. But it isn't. So how do we make sure the strength of the working class and trade union movement is at the heart of tackling the climate emergency?

Part of the answer is in knowing what arguments and battles currently divide and weaken us and how we win these. Part of the answer lies in being part of a global movement of international solidarity standing with the struggles of the oppressed for justice. Come and join us for this important conference.

Discussions and workshops to include

War, fossil fuels and climate - why defence diversification is a key battle for the climate 

Greenwash and Jobswash - the false solutions which trade unions should oppose, not support, and why it matters

Climate, Jobs and Public Services - fighting for public services and public ownership and a transport system that delivers for people and planet

A National Climate Service - why the market can't deliver a plan for the climate.

Climate Justice and Palestine -  no climate justice on occupied land 

Ending fossil fuels and using renewable energy - what would a workers plan for energy look like?

What's the balance sheet on climate in trade unions? - whether we are going backwards in the trade union movement and why trade unions matter for the climate

An election year for the climate - what's at stake, and what should we focus on?

Sustainable food production and decent work - organising across the food system 

Book your place now

You can buy a ticket at our Sumup online store

Select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu:

£12 - standard price

£5 - low wage or unwaged (also suggested for anyone travelling from outside London with significant travel costs)

£20 - solidarity ticket

Note that your purchase will be confirmed by email, so make sure you select zero postage cost at the checkout! The quickest way of doing this is by selecting 'Pick Up'

We don't want anyone to be unable to attend because of the cost - please email us for a free ticket if this is the case.

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 11:00 to 17:00