Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Arrangements for the CACCTU national conference to launch the new edition of the One Million Climate Jobs booklet

Conference details

Time and date12.00 - 5.30 pm Saturday 20 September
Please put the date in your diary and forward to interested parties.

Venue: Tower Building, London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road
This is directly across the road from Holloway Road tube station and accessible from all London terminuses.

Themes: Primary theme - the international fight for climate jobs
The conference is timed to coincide with the People's Climate March taking place that weekend in New York with support from American trade unions and involving British trade unionists. This is prior to the UN climate talks in NY from 23 September. The conference will involve international speakers and contributions via skype from the march organisers and British and American trade unionists on the march. We also aim to encourage climate jobs groups in other countries to hold their own meetings and conferences at this time which we can link up with.
Secondary theme - hope, not despair.

Conference title: "For a future that doesn't cost the earth".


12.00 - 1.00  Registration
1.00 - 2.30 Opening plenary: "The International Fight for Climate Jobs" - as described above with an additional contribution on the updated One Million Climate Jobs pamphlet.
2.30 - 2.45 Break
2.45 - 4.15 Workshops:
Two lead speakers per workshop with additional invited contributors in the audience.
a) "Unpacking Climate Jobs" - looks closely at specific climate jobs and how they can be created. Main focus on energy and transport.
b) "Building a Better Future by Campaigning for Climate Jobs" - reaches from examples of successful campaign initiatives to the broader social benefits of building for a sustainable future
c) "Students, Environment, and Climate jobs" - deals mostly with jobs for graduates but also allows discussion of the curriculum and increasing student involvement in the environmental movement.
4.15 - 4.45 Networking
4.45 - 5.30 Closing Plenary: "Time to Act on Climate Change" - speakers from the "Time to Act" campaign and the protest campaign for the Paris COP talks. Followed by Q & A.

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