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Campanha lançada em Maio: Emprego no combate às alterações climáticas – Jornal Tornado

“Os Precários Inflexíveis, associação de combate à precariedade, e a Climáximo, grupo ativista de combate aos efeitos das alterações climáticas, vão lançar, em Portugal, já em Maio, uma campanha global para criar empregos na área da defesa do clima.” Lê a notícia completa na página do Jornal Tornado.

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Serviço Nacional do Clima – Carla Prino (Público Online)

“Mas e o que é emprego público útil? Empregos climáticos, ou seja, empregos novos, no setor público, que contribuem diretamente para a redução de emissões de GEE e que colocam os trabalhadores a produzirem para o bem comum e, por isso, para eles próprios. Se os nossos impostos servem para resgatar bancos, porque não hão-de […]

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After Paris: Unify the fights against austerity and climate change

Asbjørn Wahl writes: The Climate Summit in Paris has once again reminded us of how vulnerable we are on planet Earth. However, humanity is faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, over food – and, of course, over climate change, which is threatening the very existence of millions of people. These […]

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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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After Paris – A Global Movement for Climate Jobs

This post looks at the results of the Paris climate talks, and says what the climate movement and the social movements need to do next, how climate jobs fit into that, and what you can do to help build a campaign for climate jobs in your country.

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Paris: World Agrees to Increase Emissions

The circus is over. The suits are leaving Paris. There have been millions of words written about the text. But one fact stands out. All the governments of the world have agreed to increase global greenhouse gas emissions every year between now and 2030. [1] Why? Because all the countries have agreed to accept the […]

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Le gouvernement français nous a dit un gros mensonge, et nous les avons crû

Jonathan Neale ecrit: A la suite des tueries de Paris, le gouvernement a instauré l’état d’urgence et interdit toute manifestation publique. Ils nous ont dit que la Coalition pour le Climat ne pourrait pas manifester. Cela paraissait censé pour la plupart d’entre nous. “N’est-ce pas terrible?”, pensions-nous. Mais la plupart des gens à Paris ont cru […]

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The French government told us a big lie, and we believed it

Jonathan Neale writes: After the killings in Paris, the government immediately banned all public demonstrations under a state of emergency. They told the climate coalition we could not march. That seemed to make a sort of sense to most people in the climate movement. Isn’t it terrible, we said. But most people in Paris thought they […]

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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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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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