Monday, 21 March 2011

‘Just Transition’ is key part of climate election campaign

UNISON Scotland has a guest blog featuring ‘Just Transition’ on the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland elections online website this week.

Fiona Montgomery, from the Policy & Information team, is highlighting the Just Transition ‘ask’ in the SCCS 2011 election manifesto.

Just Transition policies aim to ensure that the costs and benefits of switching to a low carbon economy are shared equally across society.

The blog is part of the SCCS elections online campaign which also features the Climate Day Election Debate at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 April.  Do show your support by 'liking' this on Facebook and taking part in the blog debates there or following SCCS on Twitter.

Trade unionists, environment groups and others around the world have helped make Just Transition part of the negotiating text during United Nations climate change talks in recent years.

The STUC built it into the climate change communiqué that it agreed with the Scottish Government in 2009.

For more information on Just Transition, see the TUC Touchstone publication A Green and Fair Future.


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