ETUC calls on unions to join climate action ahead of UN summit to achieve just transition
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) will participate in the global climate action week to put pressure on world leaders to deliver urgent solutions to the worsening climate crisis, and is calling on national trade unions to take their own actions across Europe.
Demonstrations will take place around the world between September 20 and 27 to coincide with the United Nation’s climate summit in New York, where heads of governments must take concrete action to deliver on the promises of the Paris Agreement.
That includes the commitment to a “just transition” – moving to a carbon neutral economy in a way that’s fair to people working in industries that will be required to change.
ETUC leaders will actively participate in the mobilisation taking place in Brussels on September 20 in order to press for this just transition to a green future. It follows on from the ETUC’s support for the massive Youth for Climate protest staged in March.
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