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Just Transition events at COP26 in Glasgow

The Just Transition Partnership was launched by the Scottish Trades Union Congress and Friends of the Earth Scotland in 2016 in a joint statement also signed by various trade unions and environment campaigns.  It highlights the need for action by governments to secure a just transition for workers in the decarbonisation of employment.  The Partnership is helping organise a series of events aimed at trade union and worker organisations at the Glasgow COP26.  These are detailed in a JTP mailing from which we have extracted the following list of events below.  You can contact the Just Transition Partnership here.

 

JUST TRANSITION HUB

9.30 – 19.30 Monday 8 November, Govan Parish Church, 796 Govan Road G51 2YL

Hosted by STUC, Friends of the Earth Scotland, War on Want, Platform, TUC & the Just Transition Partnership – this will be one of the most comprehensive events  yet on what just transition really means. It’s part of the People’s Summit. There will be loads of top speakers bringing great depth of experience from Scotland and around the world. Read about all the sessions here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/just-transition-hub-at-the-peoples-summit-tickets-189587420077

PEOPLE’S SUMMIT – OTHER RELEVANT EVENTS

Sunday 7 – Wednesday 10 November

Among the other enormous number of other events there are many which are about specific aspects of the just transition. A few are listed below but you can do your own search of the programme by checking the just transition box on the left. You might also do a search using topics like ‘climate jobs’ or ‘green new deal’.

See and search all events Events – COP26 Coalition

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE 6 NOVEMBER:

TRADE UNION BLOC ON THE GLASGOW MARCH –

CLIMATE, JOBS JUSTICE

 

Assemble Kelvingrove Park: 11.30 pm March off: 12.45 pm Rally at Glasgow Green: 3 – 4 pm Saturday 6 November

The trade union and workers bloc of the march will be headed by an STUC banner: Climate:Jobs:Justice (you’ll have seen that headline before!). To see where is the assembly point for trade unions, go to Global Day of Action – STUC

OTHER EVENTS RELATING TO JUST TRANSITION

Monday 1 November

13.30       Glasgow Climate Dialogues: Elevating the Voice of the Global South (with section on just transition).

Wednesday 3 November

13.30     The imperative of a Just Transition for the workforce to save our climate International Trade Union Confederation

18.30     Just Transition: Transforming public transport to fight climate change

Thursday 4 November

12.30     Beyond Energy: A Just transition for all – WWF

17.00     Work and Unions Movement Assembly – COP26 Coalition

Friday 5 November

17.00     Climate Action – Strike Action- People’s Assembly COP26 Rally

LINK TO THE RECORDING OF THE JUST TRANSITION ONLINE CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER 2021 – Climate, Jobs, Justice: Making the Just Transition Happen (jtp.scot)