Work in a Warming World


Work in a Warming World International Conference 2013

Work in a Warming World (W3): a research initiative among academics and community partners is proud to announce its 1st international conference taking place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 29 November 2013 to 1 December 2013.

W3 is a research programme clustering a number of projects and grants. It is a research partnership among academics and community partners to bring work back into Canadian focus in the struggle to slow global warming. The cluster of W3 projects bridge two solitudes: between environmental and labour market organisations, and between academic and practitioner research. W3 brings together more than 50 organisations and researchers in 10 universities and 4 countries.

W3’s conference will give participants the opportunity to engage in a number of the 18 planned themes. W3 believes these themes are important in understanding the adversities that the worlds of labour and the environment currently face. By creating a forum where researchers and unions can critically discuss these particular topics, we can share our knowledge and experiences, while also developing ties that will enable innovation and change.

In addition to keynote presentations being lead by David Miller, President & CEO of WWF Canada, and Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, we also have panel presentations and discussions on extreme climate events, along with paper presentation sessions.

With a formal review of the submitted abstracts now complete, we plan to finalize a conference schedule in the coming weeks.