Climate jobs and global solidarity: workers mobilising against climate breakdown
Trades Union Congress 2020 Fringe event
While countries grapple with public health and economic crises, the climate crisis still continues. We have seen governments suddenly find the financial and political resources to bail out sectors of the economy. We have seen public demand for a 'green recovery' - a transformation that can tackle unemployment, inequality, and leave a liveable planet for future generations. But our politicians are focused on bailouts for polluters and crony capitalism. As the UK is placed centre stage in the run up to the crucial UN climate summit in November 2021, UK trade unions need to mobilise for real climate leadership, demanding investment in climate jobs and a low-carbon economy that centres social justice.