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How is the Labour Movement Addressing Climate Change?

CET is happy to announce the upcoming seminar with Vivian Price, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, on April 4th.

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Price will give a talk on "How is the Labour Movement Addressing Climate Change?"

Internationally, labour unions have been recognised as critical players in implementing climate change policy since the first UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio in 1992. Just as governments have a range of responses to the crisis, so do unions differ among nation-states and regional bodies, as well as by economic sector. This talk is intended to foster dialogue about labour’s leadership by comparing key positions and practices of UK unions, labour affiliated environmental organisations and parties, with their US and European counterparts, and perspectives from the Global South.  Areas of discussion include support for fossil fuel based employment, research, education and advocacy around the organisation of work in a low carbon economy, a just transition for affected workers, control of energy resources, and the engagement of members in these debates. 

Vivian Price is professor at the Department of Politics at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Liverpool.

 

All interested are welcome!

 

Lunch will be served, so please let us know you are coming by sending an e-mail to karin.lillevold@uib.no.