Jobs • Justice • Climate rally Sept 21 calls for decisive action on climate change from UN

Authors: yvonne

Hundreds of labor, environmental, student, and community activists will be gathering for a Jobs • Justice • Climate rally at the New York Society for Ethical Culture this Monday. This event is a part of Climate Week NY˚C, a week-long convergence of government and business leaders from around the world, meeting to discuss one of the most urgent issues facing us: climate change.

The message is clear: when it comes to climate change, now is not the time for small plans.

The Cornell Global Labor Institute, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, and the Tck Tck Tck campaign are organizing this event in anticipation of the climate change conference to be held in Copenhagen in December.

They are urging the world leaders assembled at the UN to take decisive action on global warming by developing a fair and ambitious new global treaty to reduce emissions; and create strong legislation at home to fuel the green economy, create jobs, rebuild communities, and advance social justice.

Jobs • Justice • Climate is sure to be an informative and inspirational evening filled with discussion, videos and musical performances.

Speakers include:

  • Mary Robinson of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative
  • Richard Trumka of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • Mohamed Nasheed, President of The Maldives
  • Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Constance Okollet and Roger Toussaint of the Transport Workers Union.

Special performing guests include legendary folk artist Judy Collins and singer-songwriter Kaki King.

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