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RLS–NYC AT THE COP21 IN PARIS
November 30 - December 11, 2015 - Paris

Trade Unions and Climate Change: a conversation with Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn
Monday, December 7, 6:00pm
Salle Olympe De Gouges, Paris XIe
15, rue Merlin, 75011 Paris, France

In cooperation with Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Registration here.

Resisting Extreme Extraction: Unions and the Call for a Global Moratorium on Fracking
December 3, 2015. 1:30-2:30pm
Civil Society Space “Climate Generations”
World of Work Pavilion, Le Bourget, Room A25

In Cooperation with NY State Nurses Association, US; Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux, Québec; CTA, Argentina; Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS), UK; SENTRO, Philippines; NATIONAL NURSES UNITED-US; Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
More information.

Power to the People: Why Social Ownership and Democratic Control of Energy is Essential in order to Reach Climate Targets
December 3 2015, 4:45 – 6:15 pm
Civil Society Space “Climate Generations”
World of Work Pavilion, Le Bourget, Room No. 5

In Cooperation with Trade Union Confederation of the Americas; PSI; Water Workers EYATH’s union Thessaloniki, Greece; SENTRO, Philippines; CUPE, Canada; NATIONAL NURSES UNITED-US
More information.

Power to the People: How can Unions and Social Movements Better Connect Anti-austerity Organizing to a Bold Climate Protection Agenda Grounded in Economic Democracy?
TBD, December 5 or 6 2015
«Peoples’ Climate Summit» Montreuil

In cooperation with Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
More information.

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is hosting a number of events at the COP21. For a detailed list, click here.

For decades, world leaders have been discussing what to do about our planet’s changing climate. This December, they are expected to finally reach an agreement. From November 30 until December 11, national delegates will gather in Paris at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21).

Few expect this agreement to be adequate to prevent catastrophic climate change, and civil society—including RLS–NYC—will be present to lobby for the best possible agreement, to debate next steps, and to build connections for the global climate movement we need to stop climate change. In addition to the UNFCCC’s formal civil society space, Coalition Climate 21, which includes more than 130 organizations, has organized the Citizen Summit for Climate and the International Trade Union Confederation is hosting the World of Work, a series of union dialogues.

Together with the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) initiative, we will bring union leaders from the global North and South as well as their allies to each of these fora to advocate for the necessity of social ownership and control of the energy system for achieving scientifically mandated emissions reductions while protecting the rights of workers and communities.

Related Publications

TUED Working Papers

No. 1: Global Shale Gas and the Anti-Fracking Movement
Developing Union Perspectives and Approaches

No. 2: The Great Inaction
New Trade Union Perspectives

No. 3: Energy Democracy in Greece
SYRIZA’s Program and the Transition to Renewable Power

No. 4: Power to the People
Toward Democratic Control of Electricity Generation

No. 5: The Hard Facts about Coal
Why Trade Unions Should Re-evaluate their Support for Carbon Capture and Storage

Resist, Reclaim, Restructure
Unions and the Struggle for Energy Democracy
By Sean Sweeney

Germany’s Energiewende
Achievements and Challenges
By Hans Thie

Recycle or Reimagine
Tracking the Direction of the U.S. Environmental Movement
By Lara Skinner

Green Transformation
By Mario Candeias

TUED Educational Material

Download our poster and a fact sheet.

The TUED Animated Video

In English
In French
In Spanish

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