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Bulletin 49 - August 5, 2016
WSF Montreal: Unions and Allies Champion Energy Democracy, Climate Jobs, and Just Transition

TUED-related events at the World Social Forum in Montreal, August 9th-13th, 2016

Commentary:  Record Union Participation at the World Social Forum, a Big Step for Both Labor and Social Movements  Sean Sweeney reports for TUED
Special event: Change the System, Not the Climate

August 10-12: CLIMATE SPACE
Hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Alternatives (Montreal)

Speakers include:
Naomi Klein, author and activist and Maité Llanos,Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) in Europe, Global Labour Institute Network, Geneva; Clayton Thomas-Muller, former Idle No More spokesperson and campaigner for, Canada

Summary of workshops related energy democracy, climate jobs, just transition, and system change, with sponsoring organizations:

Dates, times, locations of TUED-related events at the WSF in Montreal

One Million Climate Jobs: Labour’s Challenges and Opportunities  (CLC)

Just Transition – Fighting poverty with jobs and climate (FTQ)

What Québec and Canadian workers are doing in the fight against climate change and toward energy democracy (CUPE and TUED)

Transition écologique: croissance ou décroissance. Un consensus est-il possible? (FTQ)

Making the Leap: Conference on The Leap Manifesto (more details here, Avi Lewis explains to TUED how the Manifesto came about: video)

Global Trade Union Strategies for Decarbonization and a Just Transition post-Paris (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)

Energy Democracy: running energy for people and planet – not profit (Global Justice Now)

Energy Democracy Rising – How Unions Around the World Are Championing a “Public Goods” Approach to Climate Protection and Ecosystem Defense (TUED, CLC, CSN, FTQ, PSI)

Workers and Environmental Health  (People’s Health Movement, Canada)

-- The Leap Manifesto
About getting involved
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