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How will climate change affect our livelihoods and our work? How can we ensure a just transition and that new jobs can be created? Register now for our upcoming seminar to debate those questions with experts in the field!
With a changing climate, many traditional jobs will be lost all over Europe, as a just transition to less carbon emission intensive industries is inevitable. It will be vital for all stakeholders, such as policy makers, trade union representatives, civil society organisations, think tanks and businesses to establish a dialogue and to come up with new solutions to those challenges – and the Green movement can spearhead this process.
About the event
As part of the transnational project “Strengthening Climate Targets, Creating Local Climate Jobs”, this conference will contribute to the discussion within the Irish society and among the key stakeholders on how to ensure a just transition to Zero Carbon and create local climate jobs across the country.
The event will also feature results of the ongoing research of the Green European Foundation and its partners to draft and launch strategies for local investment to create more climate jobs in Ireland.
One of the practical examples that will be discussed is the proposed closure of three peat burning power stations in the Midlands and the effect on the livelihoods of 400 workers. Studies have been carried out on how the transition to a low carbon society in the UK will create sustainable jobs in Sheffield and Isle of Wight. Also we will look at the Lucas Plan, where workers devised viable alternatives to redundancies, using their skills to develop socially useful products and services. The implementation of the Circular Economy will also affect jobs, positively and negatively, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist, Broadcaster, and Chair, Green Foundation Ireland
Tommy Simpson, Project Coordinator Green Foundation Ireland and former President Dublin Council of Trade Unions
Jonathan Essex, Project Coordinator, Greenhouse Think Tank United Kingdom
Peter Simms, Researcher,Greenhouse Think Tank United Kingdom
Adrian Kane, Public Administration and Community Division Organiser, SIPTU
Sinead Mercier, Researcher, Just Transition
Yvonne O’Callaghan, Strategic Organiser, SIPTU Trade Union Ireland
Joseph Curtin, Senior Fellow, Institute of International and European Affairs
The input by the speakers will be each followed by Q&A sessions to allow for full participation in the event of those attending.
The event is free of charge but registration is required. To secure your spot follow this link.
Registration for the event on the day starts at 9:30.
For more information on the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin 1, Ireland