Union leader Ludovic Voet on why the EU needs a just transition mechanism that really works

As the European Commission prepared to reveal its climate law this week, legislating for decarbonisation of the EU’s economy, ENDS spoke to European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) confederal secretary Ludovic Voet, who leads on climate policy for the organisation representing 45 million workers from 38 European countries. Voet, a former national union youth leader in Belgium, talks about why the EU needs workers on board to tackle the climate crisis, why a ‘just transition’ must include all of Europe, and why the EU must resist corporate lobbying on climate policy.

by Neil Roberts
Ludovic Voet: 'When it comes to climate the question will be will corporate interests stop any ambition in the green deal?'
Ludovic Voet: 'When it comes to climate the question will be will corporate interests stop any ambition in the green deal?'

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