Camden Trades Council

Uniting workers and communities in the London Borough of Camden

Confronting the Climate Crisis Conference 11am – 5pm Saturday 8th June 2013


A conference bringing together climate scientists,
trade unionists & environmental activists

11am – 5pm Saturday 8th June 2013

London Metropolitan University

Stapleton House 277- 281 Holloway Road

London N7 8HN
Nearest tube: Holloway Road

Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group

Hosted by London Metropolitan University UCU & Climate Action Group
The conference is open to all. Registration fee: £10 waged, £5 unwaged
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CACCTU Conference, June 8th 2013, London Metropolitan University

11.00 Chair’s opening

11.05 Welcome speech on behalf of London Met Climate Action Group and London Met UCU Confirmed speaker – Richard Payne

11.10 Opening address

Confirmed speaker – Sue Ferns (Prospect) for TUC


11.20 Opening plenary: How serious is the climate crisis and how could it affect us? A briefing for trade unionists

Confirmed speaker – Prof Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (45 mins)

Factual Q&A (10 mins)

12.20 Workshops 1: (Speakers 20 mins, Q&A 40 mins)

1.      The melting Arctic: what will it mean?

Confirmed speaker – Dr Michel Tsamados (Research Associate, Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Reading University)

2.      Weird weather: is this the new normal?

Confirmed speaker: Dr Richard Allan (Reader in Climate Science, University of Reading)

Confirmed second speaker – Dave Green (Fire Brigades Union  national officer for floods

3.      Climate change: the threat to agriculture and food supply

Confirmed speakers – Kirtana Chandrasekaran (FoE International), Suzanne Jeffery (CACCTU)

1.20 Lunch

2.00 Second Plenary: Fighting climate change and for climate jobs, internationally & locally

Confirmed speakers –Andreas Ytterstad (Chair, Union of Concerned Scientists, Norway), Dr Lara Skinner (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, USA), Martin Empson (Million Climate Jobs Campaign), Ewa Jasiewicz (No Dash for Gas). Speakers from South African Trade Unions and Canadian indigenous movement linked through Skype.


3.00 Workshops 2: (Speakers 10 mins, contributions 30 mins – variable with workshop)


1.      Fighting for climate jobs in the unions

Confirmed lead speaker – Chris Baugh (PCS )

2.      Uniting trade unions with community campaigns

Confirmed lead speaker – Graham Petersen (UCU/ Greener Jobs Alliance)

Confirmed second speaker: Peter Robinson (Jobs and Climate Alliance), Jane Thomas (Senior England Campaigner, Friends of the Earth)

3.      Changing the Government’s climate  policy

Confirmed lead speakers – Joan Walley MP (Chair, House of Commons Environmental Scrutiny Committee), John McDonnell MP


4.00 Closing Plenary: Countering austerity – the fight for climate jobs (“Question Time” panel format)


Confirmed panellists: Manuel Cortez (General Secretary, TSSA), Chris Baugh (Assistant General Secretary PCS), Martin Mayer (National Executive, Unite), Suzanne Jeffery (CACCTU), Jonathan Stevenson (Fuel Poverty Action), Joan Walley MP, Will Duckworth (Deputy Leader, Green Party)


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