Massive Mobilisation for Climate Justice

18 April 2016 12:04

This weekend the Global Climate March broke records as the largest climate mobilisation in history. A total of about 785,000 people in over 2,300 events in 175 countries joined the global day of action. For example, in Australia 120,000 people took to the streets and in India over 100,000 took action for climate justice. In countries all over the world the union movement and BWI affiliates joined in the climate marches.

“We as workers have everything to win on a transition to a more sustainable and just economy. Not only to save our future generations but there are also millions of jobs to be made on a transition to renewable energy. We have to make the fight against climate change part of our trade union struggle,” said Johan Lindholm, President of the Swedish Construction Workers’ Union Byggnads, when speaking at the Climate March in Stockholm.

”Workers are beginning to speak up and the demand action to stop climate change. The climate is not a separate issue among others to be concerned about, it is about all of us, our jobs, our livelihoods and our future,” said Ambet Yuson, general secretary of the BWI.