Youth climate marchers, galvanised by Greta Thurberg, commanded significant public and political attention over the last year. An important element of the growing, global climate justice movement has been the involvement of trade unions.
Voet says there has been a “really positive interaction” in parts of Europe between unions and climate activists; something he wants to happen more widely, with environmental groups talking more about the socioeconomic impact of climate crisis, and unions moving beyond a narrow jobs-focussed approach to transition. “We have to also have a global message for a sustainable Europe,” he says.
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