Climate change is a challenge fundamentally different to any we have faced before. The safety of our planet is a cause so important that it has breached traditional political and regional divides. Securing a long-term future for our planet while protecting jobs and livelihoods will no doubt be difficult, but it is vitally important we get it right.
At Community we pride ourselves on being a union that does not confine itself to the workplace. As climate change will impact all our members, in every aspect of their lives we have a responsibility to take a position on that will deliver for our members.
That is why today, we launch ‘Building A Greener Future’.
Recent reports by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) have found that the UK is currently not set to meet our goals to tackle climate change. On this reality we must act urgently with a long-term vision for a better, greener future.
Our position is simple: put workers’ voices at the forefront of tackling climate change.
That is the only way we will see a green revolution with a just transition at its heart, leaving no one behind.
The pandemic has left us at a crossroad in our decision-making. We can continue as we are, and irreversibly damage our planet, or change to build a better, more sustainable future. By working in partnership, we know we can ensure that highly skilled, well-paid jobs are maintained, and the longterm future of our planet is protected.
This document offers a vision for the future that doesn’t shy away from the difficult conversations we will need to have as we face this challenge together.
To read ‘Building A Greener Future’, click here.
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If you are a member of Community and need help or advice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0800 389 6332.