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One Million Climate Jobs: A Challenge for Canadians

        In Canada, an alliance of unions, with environment, youth, public interest, faith-based organizations and First Nations are working together through the Green Economy Network to put these principles to practice, by calling for “one million climate jobs” in Canada within the next five years.

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Un million d’emplois verts: Défi pour les Canadiens et les Canadiennes

Quebec. April 2015 Au Canada, une alliance de groupes syndicaux, écologistes, confessionnels, de jeunesse, de défense de l’intérêt public et de membres des Premières nations s’est formée sous le nom de Réseau pour une économie verte afin de mettre en pratique les principes en question en incitant à la création d’un million d’emplois verts au […]

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Floods: instant tiny climate action

There are floods all around.  The TV won’t mention climate change. Here is one thing you can do. We are visiting family living  in the country just outside St. Louis, Missouri, in the US. Eureka, the small town at the bottom of our hill, is under water. Pacific, five miles away to the west, is under […]

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Floods, climate change and job cuts

Martin Empson, treasurer of the Campaign against Climate Change trade union group, reports from the UK. In 2015 Britain has seen repeated flooding causing large-scale damage. Tens of thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes, suffered days without power and seen their homes and businesses destroyed as storms repeatedly hit the country. In the […]

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Climate Jobs in Portugal

SINAN EDEN on the reasons for a new campaign in Portugal. Austerity has pulverized people’s lives, and climate jobs give them something to fight for, a way to say not only NO, but also YES.  Climáximo is a recent collective in Portugal working on climate activism. The initial motivation for the formation of the group […]

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DEBATE: Um milhão de empregos climáticos: Duas crises, um remédio

dia 17 de outubro, Sábado, 21h30 Mob: Rua dos Anjos, 12F, Lisboa As maiores crises que o planeta atravessa: Alterações Climáticas, Desemprego. E se fosse possível matar a política suicidária da austeridade com a criação de emprego público, de qualidade, para milhões de pessoas, enquanto resgatávamos o planeta? E se esse emprego fosse não só […]

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FORMAÇÃO: Construir pontes entre clima e emprego

dia 17 de outubro, Sábado, 11h00 GAIA-Lisboa: Rua da Regueira 40, Alfama, Lisboa “Para mudar tudo, precisamos de toda a gente”, tem sido o mote de ações de justiça climática nos últimos dois anos. Também precisamos de toda a gente para concretizar o nosso lema: “muda o sistema, não o clima”. Como formar pontes entre […]

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SOPA e CONVERSA: Um milhão de empregos climáticos

dia 15 de outubro, quinta-feira, 20h00 GAIA-Lisboa: Rua da Regueira 40, Alfama, Lisboa Como resolver a crise climática e combater ao mesmo tempo a austeridade? Como pôr em prática o nosso slogan: “muda o sistema, não o clima”? Como ligar a questão do trabalho às questões da justiça climática? Vamos ter no GAIA Jonathan Neale, […]

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New York Climate Jobs Initiatives

Hurricane Sandy and the massive Peoples Climate March last year have inspired unions in New York to organize new climate jobs campaigns at state and city level. J. Mijin Cha and Lara Skinner, The Worker Institute at Cornell University, and Josh Kellermann, Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN) explain what is happening.

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March for climate jobs in Basque Country, France

On Mayday there was a march for climate jobs in Bayonne, in the Basque country in France. Here is an account in French and Euzkadi. And here is the booklet of the campaign BIZI /explaining the need for the 10,000 jobs: -10-000-emplois-climatiques-en-Pays-Basque-nord        

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