'There are no jobs on a dead planet'
visitors will notice today that we "turned the lights
out" on the UNISONScotland homepage as a gesture
to raise awareness of WWF’s Earth Hour 2015.
Ok, it saves
no energy; modern displays use the same amount of
power regardless of what they display, but it will
draw attention to WWF’s Earth Hour - an inspiring
message of hope and action – and a global demonstration
about climate change.
March 28, 2015, Earth
Hour invites people around the world to turn
off their lights for one hour – from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
in their local time zone (we've started a little
earlier and we'll return to the usual page a little
In Paris in December
2015 United Nations talks take place with the aim
of securing a strong international agreement to
cut carbon emissions and protect the future of the
This week the International
Trade Union Confederation issued the results of
poll showing support for stronger government
And a new ITUC
briefing explains the importance of the Paris
talks and a Just Transition to a low carbon economy.
political leaders have backed Earth Hour, as
usual. But the Scottish Government has missed three
climate change emissions reduction targets already,
despite proudly boasting of Scotland’s world
Stop Climate Chaos
Scotland is asking supporters to lobby First Minister
Nicola Sturgeon to deliver the action needed to
meet the Scottish Act’s targets and to work
for a strong global deal this year.
As the ITUC General
Secretary Sharan Burrow said: “We know the
science is unequivocal. Without urgent and ambitious
action we will face a temperature rise of 4ºC
or more this century and irreversible changes in
Climate change is
a trade union issue and there are no jobs on a dead