Work in A Warming World: Labour, Climate Change, and Social Struggle

Friday, November 29, 2013 - 12:00am to Sunday, December 1, 2013 - 1:00pm

Woodsworth College-Kruger Hall at 119 St. George Street, on the east side, south of Bloor. The closest TTC subway station is St. George Station.

The W3 International Conference 2013 will consist of plenary sessions, paper presentations and speeches from our Keynote Speakers, David Miller and Philip Jennings.

Global warming is a universal concern, perhaps the greatest challenge facing work, workers and the planet in the 21st century. The failure of the 2009 Copenhagen conference ensures that the climate change that is already altering national economies, will continue to accelerate. The Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC (2007) estimates that agriculture, forestry, and industry produce 50% of GHGs without including energy or transportation emissions. The ILO’s 2011 Towards a greener economy notes that ‘over 80% of emissions (in the EU) originate from firms’ production of goods’. [ read more ]