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Renewable Energy Fact Sheet – Shumi Mudavanhu & Jeff Rudin

Until fairly recently, Renewable Energy was widely seen as being the welcome future that couldn’t come soon enough. Most dramatically, this changed, in March 2017, when a coal truckers’ demonstration caused peak-hour traffic mayhem in Pretoria. The cause of the mayhem was the truckers’ hostility to the Government’s intention of going ahead with its renewable […]

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Tactics and strategies to achieve a just energy transition – Sinan Eden

This text is not about climate science nor about energy transition in general. But to start with, it is important to clarify three points: We urgently need an energy transition. The window of action is closing We have few years left to fundamentally change our energy systems. There is no energy transition currently in course, […]

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Bonn – People’s Climate Summit

The climate jobs campaigns from Portugal, United Kingdom and France, together with Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, had a workshop in People’s Climate Summit in Bonn. Just Transition: Stop Lying and Start Doing Hedge funds, banks and capitalists are not investing enough in renewables to stop climate change, and Trade Unions for Energy Democracy have […]

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ATTAC European Summer University 2017: The Time Is Now!

Around a thousand activists gathered this week in Toulouse for the ATTAC’s European Summer University for Social Movements to participate in a total of hundred sessions (debates, seminars, fora, workshops…) and the Climate Jobs campaigns from across Europe were also there. We had unionists and climate activists from the United Kingdom, Norway, France and Portugal, […]

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Vídeo: O que é Democracia Energética?

O que é Democracia Energética? from Climaximo on Vimeo. Com as alterações climáticas, confrontamos uma emergência energética. Como podem os sindicatos lutar para esta transição? O vídeo do RLS–NYC e Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) explica. * Legendas: Juliana Rodrigues

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One Million Jobs for Climate – France

UN MILLION D’EMPLOIS POUR LE CLIMAT The last born of the climate jobs campaign family is known, and its name is Un million d’emplois pour le climat (One million Jobs for climate). The French Un million d’emplois pour le climat was launched on the 12th January 2017 by a consortium made up of trade-unions, social […]

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100 000 Climate Jobs in Portugal

It is possible! The campaign “Empregos para o Clima” defends massive creation of public sector jobs in key areas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We believe that the struggle for social justice and the fight against climate change are interconnected, thus our proposal addresses global warming, unemployment and labour precarity at the same time. In […]

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Jobs in Scotland’s New Economy

Mika Minio Paluello has written a very useful and detailed report for the Scottish Green Party. It begins: The North Sea oil industry says jobs are threatened by falling oil prices. But a better future for Scotland is possible. More and better jobs. A safer and more stable economy. Stronger communities. A long-term future as […]

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PUBLIC RELEASE Two Weeks of Action: “Playing with out lives”

Two Weeks of Action: “Playing with out lives” 24 october – 6 november Workers’ organizations and environmentalist groups are converging to have a two weeks of common actions demanding social and environmentalist justice. As the responsibles for the economic crisis and the environmental crisis are the same, these social movements will unite under the umbrella […]

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Jeremy Corbyn: “Why Labour is putting energy reform at the heart of its green agenda”

“All of these measures will create secure, skilled employment for hundreds of thousands of people. As part of our transition to a low-carbon economy, we estimate that we will create 316,000 jobs in wind, solar and wave power. We will use a £500bn national investment programme, with a National Investment Bank and a network of […]

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