Template motion for trade union affiliation
This branch/region/trades council notes that as global temperatures rise, the impacts on humans and ecosystems are also multiplying. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves, drought and flooding have the greatest impact in those regions and communities which have done least to contribute to the problem.
It notes the IPCC's 2018 report on the consequences of exceeding 1.5C warming and the radical short-term action needed to avoid this; and that therefore the Paris climate agreement cannot be fulfilled without urgently raising the level of ambition in the UK and elsewhere.
At home, the UK government's backtracking on climate change policies is noted, including dramatically cutting support to renewables, cutting energy efficiency / warm homes funding, and promoting fracking.
It believes that measures like those proposed in the “One Million Climate Jobs” report would not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also, by boosting the economy, offer an alternative to austerity.
It further believes that trade unions have a vital role to play in bringing about urgent climate action which is rooted in workers' rights and social justice.
The branch/region/ trades council therefore resolves:
1. To affiliate to the Campaign against Climate Change and to send a representative to meetings of its Trade Union Group. [Affiliation fees: branches and trades councils £25, regions and County Associations £50, national unions from £150, depending on size]
2. To make a bulk order for copies of the One Million Climate Jobs report for sale to members. [Copies can be ordered through the link at http://www.campaigncc.org/climatejobs].
3. To notify the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group of our decision by e-mailing email@example.com