LRD Booklets June 2009

Unions and climate change - the case for union environment reps

Foreword by Brendan Barber (619 words)

Climate change is the greatest environmental threat facing humanity today. This booklet contains new research on the positive role played by unions in tackling ...

Workplaces and climate change: Mitigation (3570 words)

This chapter contains the results from a TUC survey carried out by the Labour Research Department (LRD) in 2009. The survey asked union reps ...

Workplaces and climate change: Adaptation (1514 words)

This chapter contains further results from the LRD survey, concerning employers’ efforts to adapt to climate change. LRD asked reps whether their employer had ...

Green jobs and skills (1913 words)

The economy and the job situation is critical at present. A recent report published by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International TUC ...

Union action on climate change (4344 words)

Unions have a strong interest in tackling climate change and enormous capacity to bring about emissions reductions, the LRD survey has established. The survey ...

Unions’ and government policy on climate change (3069 words)

Tackling climate change effectively means implementing a range of international and government strategies to reduce emissions. Unions have a vital role to play to ...

Briefing: The science of climate change (1642 words)

Scientists have demonstrated that climate change is a serious and growing threat to eco-systems and human society. At least half of carbon emissions are ...