Climate Refugees’ - The Climate Crisis and Population Displacement: Building a Trade Union and Civil Society Response

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Date and time of event: 
Sat 11 Feb 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Venue and town/city: 
NUT Conference Centre, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London
Costs: 
Tickets range from £5-£10
About this event: 

Climate change is devastating peoples’ lives and livelihoods and whole economies, and is a growing concern to trade unions for whom effective responses are now a fundamental issue of justice - economic, employment and income security. Yet people displaced from their homes have no legal status in international law, and are vilified as 'economic migrants'. The overwhelming majority are given safe haven by other poor countries, whilst in the West, racism and xenophobia are leading to demands for more walls and fences.

This Conference is supported by trade unions and environmental, refugee and human rights campaigns. It will include expert briefings, and new evidence of the impact of climate change on human security. We aim to dispel myths about refugees, debate the need for the need for a global response based on justice and solidarity including the need for legal protection for those being displaced by the climate crisis, and discuss how we can build a powerful movement that can demand stronger government leadership on this fundamental issue.

Speakers Include:

Diana Holland - Deputy General Secretary, Unite

Professor Joanna Haigh - Co-Director of the Grantham Institute at Imperial Colleague

Dave Green National Officer - Fire Brigades Union

Asad Rehman - Senior Campaigner, Friend of the Earth

Chidi King - Director of Equalities , International Trade Union Confederation

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Information about the venue: 

Nearest tubes Kings Cross, Euston and Russell Square

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