Another World is Possible: Jobs and a Safe Climate

This event is a fringe meeting at the TUC Congress at the Brighton Centre, hosted by Campaign Against Climate Change.

As the impacts of climate change are increasingly felt, urgent action is needed. Yet May's weak and divided government puts deregulation first. And Trump's outright climate denial protects the interests of fossil fuel oligarchs behind false promises of jobs for workers. But the Campaign against Climate Change believes that another world is possible, with workers leading the transition to a low carbon economy. So how can we ensure trade unions move beyond false divisions of jobs versus the environment? And how do we take a proactive role in creating new climate jobs and prioritising the needs and rights of workers in the transition?

Speakers:

Chris Baugh, Assistant General Secretary, PCS

Diana Holland, Assistant General Secretary, Unite

Sarah Woolley, BFAWU

Chair: Suzanne Jeffrey, Campaign against Climate Change

Venue: Room 1A, Brighton Centre, Brighton

Speaker update: unfortunately Barry Gardiner MP has had to pull out at the last minute as he is obliged to attend a vote in the House of Commons.

If you wish to attend, please register for a visitor's pass here

Thanks to PCS, CWU and Greener Jobs Alliance for their support for this panel.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 17:45 to 19:15