What kind of green and just transition? is a workshop organised by the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE), to be held at the University of Westminster on 12 July 2018 with the aim of providing a platform, both for researchers and trade unionists, to consider the transformative power of different responses to climate change and the role of trade unions in voicing the interests of labour. It draws on research carried out as part of Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) to Respond to Climate Change international programme, led by York University, Toronto, Canada. The workshop brings together researchers from Canada, USA and Europe and will be attended by academics, trade unionists and environmental activists.

Programme

The workshop is organised by the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment (ProBE) with the aim of providing a platform, both for researchers and trade unionists, to consider different approaches to a just transition to a low carbon economy and the role of trade unions and workers in this process. It draws on research carried out as part of Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) to Respond to Climate Change international programme, led by York University, Toronto, Canada. The workshop will bring together researchers, academics, trade unionists and environmental activists from Canada, USA and Europe.

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About ProBE

ProBE (Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment) is ideally placed to organise this symposium as a joint research centre between Westminster Business School (WBS) and the School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), committed to the development of a rich programme of research and related activities, including projects, oral history, film, exhibitions, and seminars. ProBE provides a research hub, a forum for debate and discussion and a focus for interdisciplinary and international activity related to the production of the built environment, as a social process, and its members have long experience of research on VET in the construction industry in Britain and abroad

About ACW

ACW is a seven-year research programme, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and led by Professor Carla Lipsig Mummé of York University, Toronto. It aims to explore the role of work and global warming and the role of organised workers as a force for adaptation.