COP26

Climate change is perhaps the greatest challenge we face as a planet.  This November, Glasgow will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, known colloquially as COP26. The climate crisis presents the trade union movement with a historic and existential challenge, with many of our members working in industries that will be most directly impacted by the move to net-zero.

At Community, we’re campaigning for #AJustTransitionForAll. We reject anyone who may consign the trade union movement to irrelevance on this issue. We will push the government to do much more to achieve a just transition, and argue the case for the role of the trade union movement in working towards our climate goals.

The transition to net-zero will impact millions of workers. It will change the nature of industries, of employment and of whole communities. Therefore it is so important to have the workers voice at the centre of this process, to ensure that we have a just transition that protects jobs and communities. Combatting climate change isn’t something that should be done to workers, it should be done with them.

The global steel market is currently worth an estimated $2.5 trillion and produces 9% of global emissions. We are the steelworkers union, and we will show why steel can and must be integral to the solution to the climate crisis.

A Just Transition: Getting to net zero in the steel and energy industries

Join union representatives and industry experts for a discussion on the future of the energy and steel industries in a low-carbon economy.

A Just Transition: Getting to net zero in the steel and energy industries

The need for green steel

Government investment in new technology would protect jobs and drive low-carbon production of turbines and electric cars. A member of the steel industry since 2005 tells us how.

The need for green steel

Building a greener future

Take a look at ‘Building a greener future: for jobs, for communities, for our planet’ to learn more about our position on tackling climate change.

Building a greener future

Green steel is the answer

General Secretary Roy Rickhuss CBE for the New Statesman on the case for green steel as a solution to the climate crisis.

Green steel is the answer

A message from General Secretary Roy Rickhuss CBE

A #COP26 opening message from Community General Secretary and delegate Roy Rickhuss.

A message from General Secretary Roy Rickhuss CBE