Climate change

Climate change is going to affect workers, their communities and our whole country for generations. 

It’s important that we get this right – that we meet our climate targets and protect our planet whilst also protecting jobs and livelihoods. The changes we make and our transition to a low carbon future must be fair and just. 

Industries must be supported to adapt, and our climate goals cannot come at the expense of highly skilled jobs. The deindustrialisation of the eighties and nineties was carried out brutally, and without thought for the communities it would impact. As a result, many of those communities are still feeling the impact – with high unemployment and lower quality work as well as the social and cultural results. 

At Community we believe there is another way; a future where our climate goals are met by partnership working between government, employers and unions as the voice of working people. 

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

A Just Transition?

Explore how industrial transitions can be managed fairly and effectively.

A Just Transition?

Preparing for a just transition

How we can meet the green skills need for a sustainable steel industry.

Preparing for a just transition

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

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

Become a Green Rep

We want to ensure the voices of our members are on the forefront of climate change at work. That’s why we have Green Reps who are working to secure a just transition for all.

Become a Green Rep
       
           

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