AFTER PARIS: POLITICS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND LABOUR

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Woodsworth College, Kruger Hall. 119 St. George St, (south of Bloor, east side)

An International Panel organised by Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change, and Work in a Warming World research programmes, York University.

Speakers:

  • Roger Cox, Paulussen Advocaten, Netherlands
  • Larry Brown, National Union of Public and General Employees
  • Bruce Campbell, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Gordon Laxer, University of Alberta
  • Warren Mabee, Queen's University
  • Sarah Pearce, (UNISON), Trades Union Congress (UK)
  • Josephine Yam, Environmental Law Centre of Alberta

Canada's surprise election of a majority government promising to return Canada to the  struggle to slow global warming, puts the federal government front and centre in climate policy, for the first time in years. Elsewhere, legal activism in the Netherlands and Pakistan has forced states to live up to their responsibility to protect their population from the devastation of global warming. Labour-environmental alliances are linking environment and labour law, and crafting collective bargaining ways to reduce GHGs at work. With the Paris talks around the corner, this is a rare moment for strategic creativity.
 

The international panel is free and public, but advance registration is essential. Register herehttp://warming.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/embed.php?id=3598
 
Co-sponsors:
York University
British Columbia Federation of Labour
Canadian Labour Congress
Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto
Environmental Law Centre of Alberta
National Union of Public and General Employees
 
The programme is generously supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and York University.