ITUC calls global union climate summit

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200 trade unionists from around the world will meet in Paris in September to plan action against climate change

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(Thanks to Jonathan Neale of the Global Climate Jobs Campaign for alerting me to this.)

ITUC LogoThe International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) is hosting an international climate summit for 200 trade unionists from all over the world in Paris on the 14th and 15th of September. The climate jobs campaigns in several countries will be part of the conference, and we urge any trade unionists interested in the idea of climate jobs to come.

The details of the call from the ITUC are:

Trade Union Climate Summit – will you be there?
Paris, 14 – 15 September 2015

Is this you? Climate change is your concern and a just transition to a zero carbon economy is a struggle you are passionate about. Your union has taken a commitment to support climate action and you have plans or ideas for union actions in the fight to ‘decarbonize’ our world.

If you want to come to the conference what you need to do is:

Send an email to, and include the following:
Your name, your union, and your country.
And indicate that the leadership of your union supports your nomination as a delegate.
There will be some support for a small number of delegates but the support of your union would be necessary.

There are likely to be more than 200 people who want to be delegates. If so, the organizers will select people with an eye to a balance of countries and between the global south and the global north, and get back to you with an invitation by the end of June.