Labour, ENGOs to host climate jobs forum at COP21 climate summit

December 1, 2015

(Paris) The Canadian Labour Congress, Climate Action Network, and the Green Economy Network will co-host a forum at the COP21 climate summit at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 to discuss just transition and their plan to fight climate change by creating one million climate jobs (.pdf document available here).


  • Grand Chief Edward John, Chief of Tl’azt’en Nation, B.C.
  • Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Province of Ontario
  • Raymond Louie, Acting Mayor, City of Vancouver and President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada Dr. Louise Comeau, Climate Action Network Canada
  • Hassan Yussuff, President, Canadian Labour Congress 
  • Tony Clarke, Green Economy Network Canada
  • Jerry Dias, President, Unifor
  • Charles Fleury, Secretary-Treasurer, CUPE 
  • Mark Rowlinson, United Steelworkers 

Others to be confirmed.

What:    Forum on just transition and how to fight climate change by creating one million climate jobs.

Where:     Espace “Générations Climat”, Salle (room) 6, Parc des  Expositions, 93350 Le Bourget, France

When:    5:15 p.m. Thursday December 3, 2015

For more information, please contact:

Kerry Pither
Cell: +1-613-294-2203