Past events

This page shows events specifically relating to the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group, there is more information about other events on our main website.

Online events (2020)

Many of our recent webinars, meetings and film screenings can be viewed here

Global Climate Strikes - September 2019

Between the two global climate strike days of 20th September and 27th September, an estimated 7 million took part around the world. This is the first time that the global school strikes movement had formally called on adults to join them. CACCTU was heavily involved in mobilisation of trade union activists here in the UK. Read more

Jobs and climate: Planning for a future which doesn't cost the earth

The conference "Jobs and Climate: Planning for a future which doesn't cost the earth" held on 10 March was a huge success. Over 200 people attended the event at the National Education Union Head Office.

The conference set out 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. Read more

UK’s first trade union and Friends of the Earth conference on Climate Refugees 2017

Delegates to the UK’s first trade union and Friends of the Earth conference on Climate Refugees (Saturday 11 February) learned that in the past six years over 140 million people have been displaced through climate-related disasters – one person every second. Read more

Paris climate negotiations 2015

Activists from CACCTU were involved in organising a joint conference with the ITUC in Paris in September 2015. This helped spark climate jobs campaigns in further countries (read more about the global campaign). There was also an international trade union presence during the Paris negotiations at which the UK was well represented (ITUC report).

Confronting the Climate Crisis 2013

A conference that brought together climate scientists, trade unionists and environmental activists that explored how we can continue to fight for climate jobs in an era of austerity, as well as an opportunity for trade unions to listen to climate scientists and understand what is happening to our weather and our environment. Read more

Climate Caravan 2012

In 2012 the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group organised a Climate Jobs Caravan touring Britain. Based on the Million Climate Jobs report, produced with the assistance of the CWU, PCS, TSSA & UCU trade unions, the Caravan aimed to highlight how creating climate jobs can help us tackle the twin crises of the ecomony and climate change.

The Caravan toured simultaneously in the North and South of the UK. Read more

Climate Jobs Events at the People's Summit during the Rio+20 Conference 2012

(1) How Climate Jobs can help solve the economic and environmental crises; 18th June: 10-12, Auditorio Menor; and, 12-13.30, Tenda 22

(2) How we can build a Global Climate Jobs Network; 21st June: 11.30-13.30, Tenda 5

In South Africa, Great Britain, Canada and other countries, campaigns for Climate Jobs brought together environmentalists, trade unionists and organisations of the unemployed, to hear about these campaigns and to discuss how we can create a global network uniting workers and environmentalists which can help solve the economic and environmental crises.

Supported by:
One Million Climate Jobs campaign (South Africa); Green Economy Network (Canada); Concerned Scientists (Norway); Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (USA); One Million Climate Jobs campaign (Britain); Campaign Against Climate Change (Britain)

One Million Climate Jobs report 2009 - present

The first edition of the One Million Climate Jobs report was published in 2009, calling for government investment in clean energy, energy efficiency and public transport to create a million climate jobs. The third edition was published in 2014  Read more

Vestas occupation 2009

The One Million Climate Jobs report received inspiration from the struggle of workers at the Vestas wind turbine factory on the Isle of Wight, who occupied their factory when it was slated for closure. Read more