Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response
Saturday 11th February 2017
In the last six years over 140 million people were forced to move because of climate change disasters. The UN believes that the number of ‘environmental refugees’ could reach 300 million people by the middle of this century.
‘Climate Refugees’ – The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response is supported by trade unions and environmental, refugee and human rights campaigns. It will include expert briefings, and new evidence of the impact of climate change on human security. We aim to dispel myths about refugees, debate a possible new UN human rights framework for environmental refugees, and raise demands for stronger government leadership on this fundamental issue.
Expert contributions from Prof Joanna Haigh (Grantham Institute at Imperial College), Asad Rehman (FoE), Clara Paillard (PCS), Amjad Abdulla (Alliance of Small Island States tbc), Dave Green (FBU), Sharan Burrow (ITUC, tbc), Wilf Sullivan (TUC), Zak Cochrane (Stand Up To Racism), NUT, PSI, Zita Holbourne (PCS), Jonathan Neale (Global Climate Jobs), Suzanne Jeffery (Campaign Against Climate Change), and more.
Four workshops on:
- Unions and campaigns for climate jobs;
- Raising awareness of climate change impacts at national and global level;
- Unions and campaign groups challenging xenophobia and hostility to refugees and migrants; and
- Joint work to draft a new Protocol for the international protection of those affected by climate change.
For more details regarding the event, guest speakers, purchasing tickets and more, please visit the event page. Tickets range from £5-£10.
Location: NUT Conference Centre, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston, London