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 is participating in a number of actions between September 20 and 27. Read our media release for details.
Read our statement on the Climate Emergency passed by Labour Council Delegates on August 1, 2019.
Labour Council was proud to co-sign this call to action alongside dozens of other environmental and civic organizations. It's time for Toronto to join other cities in Ontario and around the world in declaring a Climate Emergency - and creating a plan of action to address it. Talk to your city councillor about Toronto's climate response before the next City Council meeting on Wednesday, October 2.
Join Labour Council and affiliates at Queen's Park next Friday as we participate in the student-led Rally for Climate. Let's make sure our communities know that labour is an ally and a strong voice on tackling climate change.
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.
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Our Climate Partners
A project of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
A labour, environment, and civil society alliance
The Canadian arm of the global youth climate movement
The Toronto Environmental Alliance is a nonprofit that campaigns locally
A project of the Amalgamated Transit Union - Canada
A grassroots transit organization
Green Economy Network (GEN) is a project of the Canadian Labour Congress with the Polaris Institute
Toronto Community Benefits Network is a community-labour coalition
Op-Ed in The Toronto Star, August 11 2019
By John Cartwright
Expert Perspectives - World Resources Institute