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Climate Change

Canadian unions are committed to playing our part in the fight to slow global warming and keep our planet viable for future generations. Our priority is working with employers and governments to ensure a just transition to a carbon-free economy that supports displaced workers and creates millions of good, green jobs.

Unions can lead on climate change

CLC president Hassan Yussuff, Unifor president Jerry Dias and author of "This Changes Everything" Naomi Klein on how unions can lead in the fight to save our planet.

Issues and Research

The CLC welcomes the federal government’s announcement of an ambitious initiative to tackle climate change through proposed carbon pricing.

Posted: 3 October 2016

The world’s climate is changing, but something else is changing too: the will to act on this crisis has never been stronger.

Posted: 19 April 2016

VANCOUVER – On the eve of the March 3 First Ministers' meeting in Vancouver, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is proposing a plan that will help Canada reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by one...

Posted: 2 March 2016

The Paris COP21 Climate Change Summit has culminated in an agreement that commits governments to the long-term goal of limiting...

Posted: 12 December 2015

The Canadian Labour Congress is leading a 35-member delegation of public and private sector union representatives at the COP21 meetings on climate change in Paris next week.

Posted: 26 November 2015

The CLC's COP21 statement calls on Canada to commit to ambitious, achievable science-based targets for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted: 19 November 2015