Workers and Just Transition: A Global View

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am America/Los Angeles Timezone

Workers and Just Transition: A Global View

December 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am


Worldwide transitions deserve a worldwide response!  An exciting webinar produced by the Labor Network for Sustainability and the Just Transition Listening Project Organizing Committee will bring together labor and policy leaders to share perspectives, stories, and strategies from the frontlines of the struggle for a global just transition.  This webinar is the sixth in a series of the Just Transition Listening Project.  In addition to the webinar series, they have conducted interviews with more than 100 community leaders and workers to learn of their experiences and perspectives on Just Transition.  Their report from these interviews will be available in January.

With the election of a President who acknowledges the threats of climate change and of ongoing economic devastation for working people, we have an opportunity to seriously address how to make a transition to a climate-safe, socially-just, worker-friendly society.  The primary objective of the JTLP is to ensure that workers and community voices are central to the conversation of a Green New Deal and other climate policies.  From the experiences of metalworkers in South Africa to the coal miners in Spain, to workers across sectors in Latin America and across the world, the struggle for a just transition is truly global.  In order to effectively address the worldwide transitions we are facing in our jobs, environments, and homes, we must demand a worldwide response.


Richard Lipsitz
President, Western New York Area Labor Federation


Ana Belén Sanchez
Regional Specialist in Green Employment,
International Labor Organization

Samantha Smith
Director, Just Transition Centre
International Trade Union Confederation

Woodrajh Aroun
Former Education and Parliamentary Officer,
National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa

Dinga Sikwebu
Education Director, NUMSA

Mariano Sanz Lubeiro
Confederal Secretary of Environment and Mobility,
Workers’ Commissions, Spain


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