As extreme weather events increase with ferocious force; as air pollution claims exponentially more lives; and as crop yields wither in once-abundant regions around the world, there’s a growing consensus that the climate emergency is no longer just an abstract conversation.
The ‘what if’ of a climate emergency is now a terrifying ‘what is’ – and what we do about it now will determine the future of every single worker and citizen, both in the UK and across the globe.
Unite has launch a new Environmental Taskforce, ahead of this year’s COP26 climate change conference hosted in Glasgow, to educate members and to raise working people’s concerns to the top of the agenda in the global climate emergency conversation.
Unite’s education department is behind the union’s new initiative, and its director Jim Mowatt explains why the Unite Environmental Taskforce has never been more necessary.
‘One common denominator’
“A giant organisation like Unite has a very diverse membership, but the one common denominator is the impact of the climate crisis on all of these individuals as citizens,” Jim explained. “And we acknowledge too that the impact will differ on individuals as workers. To meet the UN’s climate change objectives, in some sectors, the impact on workers will be immediate.”
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