LRD Booklets June 2007

The environment and climate change - a guide for union reps

Introduction (253 words)

The threat from further global warming has catapulted the environment to the top of the political agenda with climate change a major concern. As ...

1. The scale of the problem (2670 words)

The environment covers a huge range of interdependent problems: flood, drought, desertification, water shortage, species extinction, deforestation, storm surges, malnutrition, disease, soil erosion and ...

2. Workplace action to protect the environment (2200 words)

Research has consistently shown that workers are interested in protecting the environment. A TUC survey in 2002 found that 94% of workers supported environmental ...

3. Tools for union reps (2423 words)

Individual unions have published some useful tools to help reps take up environmental issues in their workplaces. The TUC has produced two guides for ...

4. Trade union policies and the environment (2717 words)

Most environmental concerns, including a significant proportion of carbon emissions, originate from workplaces or from work-related activities such as travel - putting unions on ...

5. Strategies to protect the environment (2202 words)

Protecting the environment cannot be done workplace by workplace. It requires international and national policies to be effective. This chapter looks at current government ...

Further information (203 words)

Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee (TUSDAC) - www.defra.gov.uk/environment/tusdac ...