Jobs and Climate: Planning for a future which doesn’t cost the earth

Saturday, March 10, 2018 – 10:00 to 17:00

Tackling the climate crisis needs workers to build a world fit for the future. Yet the narrative of ‘jobs versus environment’ is still heard across the political spectrum, derailing the action we urgently need.

This conference, organised by the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, aims to challenge the false choice of good jobs versus the environment. Instead of settling for this, there is both an urgent need for action on climate change and a real opportunity for trade unionists to be at the forefront of campaigning for a transition. One which puts the needs of the planet, decent jobs and social justice at the top of the political agenda.

The conference, for trade unionists and others interested in the issues, will be an opportunity to hear from trade unionists, scientists, environmental activists and others about the issues; and to learn from grassroots action today as well as debating a vision for the future.


Climate Change: What’s happening to our climate and why this is an issue
One Million Climate Jobs: Planning for a national Climate Service
Climate Refugees: Campaigning within the trade unions
Just Transition: Challenging the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy
A New Lucas Plan: Popular Planning for Social Need
Jobs and Climate: Debates in the movement
Food and agriculture: Planning for a healthy sustainable future
Women and Climate: In the frontline
Workplace Environmental Reps: Organising in the workplace
Energy Democracy

Workshops will also be led by key trade union and environmental campaigns: The Greener Jobs Alliance, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy and The Lucas Plan.

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Jobs and climate: planning for a future which doesn’t cost the earth

10 March 10-5pm, Hamilton House, London WCH 9BD

Two Plenary Sessions: 1. Jobs versus the Environment, challenging a false choice. 2. Planning for a just transition – a future which doesn’t cost the earth

Speakers include:

Barry Gardiner MP – Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade and Shadow Minister for International Climate Change, Chris Baugh – Dep Gen Sec PCS, Sarah Woolley – BFAWU, Liz Hutchins – FOE, Professor Joanna Haigh – Grantham Institute, Suzanne Jeffery – Chair, CACC, Asad Rehman – Executive Director War on Want, Caroline Russell – Green Party London Assembly Member, Mika Minio-Paluello – Platform, Wilf Sullivan – Race Equality Officer TUC, Tahir Latif – PCS, Allison Roche – Unison, Duncan Law – Biofuelwatch, Kim Hunter – Frack Free Scarborough, Tina Louise Rothery – Lancashire Anti-Fracking Nanas, Graham Petersen – Greener Jobs Alliance, Sam Mason – PCS, Jonathan Neale – Global Climate Jobs, Dave King – New Lucas Plan Group, Lauren Jones – Sheffield Climate Alliance, Paul Allen – Centre for Alternative Technology, Sarah Pearce – Unison