A just transition means helping those whose livelihoods are vulnerable to the policies and actions that are necessary to address climate change and pollution. To make this happen an engaged movement of communities, workers, and allies are needed. Working together with industry and government this movement can identify those who are vulnerable and address inequities while collectively planning for the changes ahead to ensure no one is left behind.
New industries are being developed and some are being phased out. New jobs will be created and jobs will be lost. We must ensure that the shift to a clean economy is fair and equitable, that the transition is just.
Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan gave weight to the need for just transition. Organized labour and communities applied pressure for the government to implement programs supporting workers and communities. These efforts facilitated the creation the Federal Task Force on Just Transition for Canadian Coal Power Workers and Communities.
Getting Canada’s coal transitions right are important for future transitions.
Monday, Oct 22nd 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cafe Lacombe
Real Talk on Jobs and Just Transitions Networking Reception
This free public reception will feature short stories from those impacted by the energy transitions
Tuesday, Oct 23rd 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Chateau Lacombe Salon A
3rd Annual Just Transition & Good Jobs for Alberta Conference
Day-long conference featuring panels and workshops highlighting real job opportunities, just transition policy discussion, and actions for good jobs for Albertans now and in the future.
Featuring remarks by The Honourable Christina Gray, Minister of Labour
We will explore the impacts on today’s jobs; jobs available now and in the future; transition experiences both good and bad; and how to make sure green jobs are good jobs
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