Copy
View this email in your browser
BREAKING NEWS:
UNIONS AND ALLIES STATE SIT-IN AT PARIS CLIMATE TALKS

WEDNESDAY, December 9th, 1700 hrs, Central European Time

Unions and allies are staging a sit-in at COP 21 following the release of the  DRAFT PARIS OUTCOME 

Short video of the action -- Watch this space!

Trade unions and social movement allies have been pushing hard to have their concerns reflected in the operational articles of the agreement, but at this time these concerns are part of a preamble that "takes into account," "recognizes" or "notes" these fundamental concerns. 

The ITUC delegation's main goal at COP 21 is to have "the imperatives of a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs in accordance with nationally defined development priorities" situated in Article 2, paragraph 2, and thus a central part of agreement.

However, the ITUC is concerned that the new draft leaves all the key issues unresolved; it lacks an ambitious long term goal, a solid review mechanism, and solid financial commitments to and beyond 2020.

The protest urged ministers need to go back to the negotiating table

 
About getting involved
 
For unions considering being formally involved TUED, most of the information you need is here.

Need more information about energy democracy?  Visit our resource page and take a look at our working papers series (y también en español)
visit our website for more info
browse the e-bulletin archive
Copyright © 2013 Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences