The Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) supports the student
The world is a long way from achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris climate change agreement. With the exception of a handful of “climate deniers”, there is an overwhelming consensus that something has to be done. The argument that climate change is taking place is increasingly being made by extreme and disquieting weather events.
Students, by being visible and in the streets in a sustained way, have brought a new sense of urgency to this fight. We share in that sense of urgency and urge our member
A map showing where events are taking place is available at:https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/events/map
Additional information can be found at:https://twitter.com/hashtag/ClimateStrike?src=hash.
BWI has worked for many years on climate change with a focus on our sectors. Our work includes sustainable buildings. Retrofitting buildings and ensuring that new ones are constructed with energy efficiency built in is one of the largest potential contributors to the reduction of carbon emissions. Sustainable forests that are re-planted and maintained, also reduce carbon. Forests are the lungs of our planet and need to be protected and renewed.
Student protests are giving us hope on stopping climate change. However, their actions are also helping to renew and re-rejuvenate our democracies. Dealing with climate change is one, but only one,
BWI General Secretary Ambet Yuson, said, “we support the student climate change strikes and other actions, but we also look forward to working with this coming generation to
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