Climate Action

Climate change is real, and the need to tackle it is urgent. We must transform the economy to a model which is sustainable for generations to come. In Canada’s largest urban centre the labour movement is committed to working for climate justice and finding solutions that engage working people in every sector of the economy.

Labour Council participated in a number of actions between September 20 and 27. Read our media release for details and be sure to check out our Facebook album to view lots of great photos from Climate Action Week.

Read our statement on the Climate Emergency passed by Labour Council Delegates on August 1, 2019. After receiving pressure from Labour Council and dozens of other community organizations, Toronto City Council passed a motion declaring a climate emergency and next steps on October 2, 2019.

Take Action!

Quick Links:

Social Media Shareables

Our Union and Climate Justice resource

Labour-Climate Action Network Events

Working Green

Greenprint

Our Climate Partners

Articles

 

Share on Social Media

Download our social media shareables and let your friends know: If we don't act now, we'll pay more later.
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Download "Our Union and Climate Justice"

This three-page document includes a point-by-point plan of engagement for unions, as well as a sample motion to tackle climate change that members can bring forward to conventions. Download now.

Attend a Labour-Climate Action Network Event

We are building a network of trade unionists who are working towards climate justice togetherOn February 12, join us for our second climate roundtable. Dozens of union folks have already signed up to be part of our budding Labour-Climate Action Network. If you'd like to be included in the Network mailing list, please contact Skylar at smaharaj@labourcouncil.ca.

Find Out How You Can Be Working Green

The Labour Education Centre's "Working Green" program takes a research and action approach to climate change. Take advantage of offerings for activists, request a presentation at your union, or get support for setting up a Joint Management/Labour Committee on Climate Action.

 

Get Your Greenprint Guide

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Toronto - Canada's largest urban centre - is an amazingly complex and sophisticated space.  The Greenprint for Greater Toronto outlines effective action to reduce carbon emissions in every sector of the economy. Every one of us has a part to play.

 

Our Climate Partners

Articles

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"Time to transition toward a just low-carbon economy""

Op-Ed in The Toronto Star, August 11 2019

"Toward a Just Transition"

By John Cartwright
Expert Perspectives - World Resources Institute

Resources

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