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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
University Rd
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

Register now for our conference in Belfast, where we’ll be discussing how we can ensure a just transition to a green and sustainable economy!

About the Event

A radical shift towards a green and sustainable economy is needed to address the global climate and ecological crises.

This conference will look at the urgency and scale required to mobilise climate action and how we can deliver an alternative energy system.

Furthermore, we will explore how we can ensure a just transition that is fair to everyone in society, and the technologies we need to change our energy system.

Politicians, energy experts, union representatives and speakers from a range of other perspectives will discuss and exchange, offering key insights into the potential solutions to these pressing crises.


09.30–10:00: Registration

10:00: Welcome – John Barry

10:00-11:00: Greenhouse Think tank Climate Jobs report
Jonathan Essex (Greenhouse Think Tank)
Peter Sims (Greenhouse Think Tank)

11:00-12:00: Trades Unions and the Just Transition I: origins, theory and context
Damian McIlroy (QUB)
Sinead Mercier (NESC)

12:00-13:00: Trades Unions and the Just Transition II: practice and policies
Stiofan O’Nuallain (Trademark),
Susan Fitzgerald (Unite) / Donal O’Caofaigh (Unite)
Owen Reidy (ICTU)

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:00: Keynote address – Asad Rehman, War on Want

15:00-16:00: Fuelling the Just Transition? the role of hydrogen energy
Juliana Early QUB – hydrogen powered public transportation
Andy Gouldson (PCAN) – Leeds and hydrogen
Paul McCormack (Belfast Met College) – GENCOMM project

16:00-17:30: Political Party Panel
Reps from SF, DUP, UUP, Greens, Alliance, SDLP, PBP, PUP

17:30: Conference ends


This event is free and open to the public.

Please register your attendance at this event here. 


University Rd
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom

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