climate change

ACT Government Climate Strategy Misses “Just Transition”

UnionsACT is disappointed that the ACT Government’s newly released Climate Strategy has not integrated any Just Transition principles. The short “Just Transition” section in the new Climate Strategy does not detail any actual Just Transition principles, and appears to be merely a box-ticking exercise. A Just Transition approach to climate policy should include the following …

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UnionsACT endorses “Students Climate Strike”

The peak body for trade unions in Canberra has endorsed the Student Climate Strike, youth-organised protests at government inaction on the climate crisis. Young people and students will be protesting globally and in Canberra on 20 September. UnionsACT supports and endorses the protests, and encourages union members and working people to support this important political …

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UnionsACT Submission to ACT Zero Net Emissions Discussion Paper

UnionsACT supports the ACT Government’s ambition to become a zero carbon Territory. The union movement in Canberra and nationally has played a vital role in protecting Australia’s environment and advocating for rapid climate action in the past and we will continue to fight for the sustainability of our environment to protect our economy, societies and …

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Jobs, Climate, Justice: Expanding the Home Energy Retro-fit Program

The impact of climate change, and public policies to mitigate and adapt to global warming represents the largest structural economic change in Australia’s history. Rapid change is needed, and is already taking place. It is essential that the change in the ACT is one that involves working people and their communities, helps create new jobs and skills, …

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UnionsACT champions a just transition at this Sunday’s Peoples’ Climate March

Canberra’s unions will join the Peoples’ Climate March on Sunday to highlight the importance of a just transition to a low carbon economy. UnionsACT has worked alongside environmental and community groups to organise the march to coincide with the international Paris climate talks. The march is expected to be one of the largest and most …

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UnionsACT acknowledges that it works on the land of the Ngunnawal people, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

Authorised M Harrison for UnionsACT, 11 London Circuit, Canberra.

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