Tuesday, 9 September 2014

#PeoplesClimate marches in New York and around the world. No jobs on a dead planet.

Campaigners for a new global climate deal say they will hold the biggest climate march in history when world leaders meet in New York later this month.

The UN Climate Summit 2014 takes place there on 23 September and the #PeoplesClimate march is on Sunday 21 September.

Hundreds of #PeoplesClimate marches are also being held around the world, including in London and Edinburgh.

The New York summit has been called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who says it is crucial that countries commit to a new deal at UN talks in Paris in December 2015.

Millions of workers worldwide want to see a binding climate deal agreed.

A recently launched International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) campaign, signed by TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady, calls for climate justice, warning: “There are no jobs on a dead planet.”

Frances O’Grady today repeated her call for a decisive deal in Paris.

The Unions4ClimateAction campaign stresses that climate change is a trade union issue and calls for a Just Transition to a carbon free economy, demanding an ambitious and legally binding agreement in 2015.

UNISON Scotland is part of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS), which will be urging people in Scotland to speak up and support a global deal in campaigning up to the Paris meeting.

SCCS is publicising the grass roots organised #PeoplesClimate march in Edinburgh on Sunday 21 September. There is also a gathering in Glasgow on the same day.

Meanwhile, the UK Government today launched its strategy for the Paris talks and said that a global deal will be good for the economy.


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