ACW-W3 International Panel, November 2015

After Paris: Politics, Climate Change and Labour

Registration has closed as we have reached capacity. Thanks for your interest.

Organised by Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change, and Work in a Warming World research programmes, York University.

When: Friday, November 13, 2015, 4:30-8 PM

Where: University of Toronto’s Kruger Hall at Woodsworth College. 119 St. George Street (south of Bloor, east side), Toronto, ON. M5S1A9.

Keynote Speaker:

Roger Cox, Partner, Paulussen Advocaten, Netherlands

Panel Speakers:

Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees

Bruce Campbell, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Gordon Laxer, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta

Warren Mabee, Canada Research Chair, Queen’s University

Sarah Pearce (UNISON), Editor, Green Workplace News, Trades Union Congress, U.K.

Josephine Yam, Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre of Alberta

Canada’s surprise election of a majority government promising to return Canada to the struggle to slow global warming puts the federal government front and centre in climate policy, for the first time in years. Elsewhere, legal activism in the Netherlands and Pakistan has forced states to live up to their responsibility to protect their population from the devastation of global warming. Labour-environmental alliances are linking environment and labour law, and crafting collective bargaining ways to reduce GHGs at work. With the Paris talks around the corner, this is a rare moment for strategic creativity.

Join us for an international panel discussion featuring Canadian and European experts on the law and politics of climate change and the emerging role for labour.

The international panel is free to the public. Registration is now closed as we have reached capacity.

The programme is generously supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and York University.

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