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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

Canada’s unions are applauding the federal government for showing international leadership on climate change by announcing plans to tie Canada’s phase-out of coal-fired electricity with a just...

Posted: 16 November 2017

The international trade union movement is speaking out with deep concern following US President Donald Trump’s announcement about US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Posted: 2 June 2017

Earth Day is an international call to action to protect the environment. With 2017 being celebrated as the150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, it is an opportunity to ask ourselves: What...

Posted: 20 April 2017

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