Actions to stop climate emissions can create good jobs and improve everyone’s lives. But, done wrongly, it could instead
Actions to stop climate emissions can create good jobs and improve everyone’s lives. But, done wrongly, it could instead entrench trends towards precarious work and economic inequality, while risking a backlash against climate action.
Justice has to be built in – a just transition is essential!
Cutting through the greenwash from governments which talk about just transition but aren’t delivering it, this event will explore how business-as-usual is failing, and how public controls can steer the economy so that our planet and our people can be protected.
With the UN climate talks in Glasgow in November, this is the time and the place for these debates. We’ll hear from keynote speakers from around the world and draw on the experiences of the Just Transition Partnership, set up by Friends of the Earth Scotland and Scottish Trade Union Congress in 2016, with an assessment of the Scottish Just Transition Commission’s final report and the Partnership’s concerns over government failure to act.