Making the Just Transition Happen
Our conference on 2 September heard about why we need a just transition
and what has to be done about it from global and Scottish speakers.
Whether speaking towards the COP26 climate talks in November or to the new
government in Scotland, key messages included the need for decisive action
rather than just fine words; and for a new, pro-public approach to the
economy in place of the pro-market policies which have failed to deliver the
changes we need.
Introduction to Just Transition
Introducing the conference by outlining the urgency and necessity of a Just Transition, the conference heard from Roz Foyer, General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress and Lang Banks, the Director of WWF Scotland.
A Global Struggle for Justice
In our first session, four powerful speakers reflected on the importance of Just Transition as a solution to the climate crisis that must be applied internationally as well as domestically and drawing connections between our movements fighting across the world.