No Going Back: Climate, Jobs and Justice in a time of Covid Crisis

25 May 2020

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
John McDonnell MP, former Shadow Chancellor
Asad Rehman, Executive Director, War on Want
Sean Vernell, UCU Further Education Vice Chair

The coronavirus pandemic is not just a public health crisis but one of inequality. The fatal flaws it reveals in our system are the same ones driving the climate and ecological crisis. During this public health crisis we have seen governments suddenly find the financial and political resources to bail out sectors of the economy - on a scale previously derided as impossible to deal with the climate crisis. The choices made now could push us deeper into crisis, worsening inequality globally, creating huge job losses and worsening the climate and ecological crisis through bailing out climate polluters in aviation and fossil fuel industries. Or we could seize this opportunity. In this webinar our speakers will discuss how we can mobilise for a just transformation of society, which has never been more urgent.

Below, a video message from Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate strike activist:

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:30