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Jobs in a Changing Climate

23 Jun 2018

By Wed 6 Jun 2018April 3rd, 2020CLIMATE CHANGE, Events

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You can READ our report here:
READ Unlocking the Job Potential of Zero Carbon
published by Green European Foundation here,
SEE our photos of the event here.

Event Details

Jobs in a Changing Climate

Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and in partnership with SIPTU and the Dublin Council of Trade Unions, present an all-day Seminar on the theme:

Jobs in a Changing Climate

Climate Change and how it will affect the
livelihoods of thousands of workers

10:00 – 16:00 (registration from 09:30)
Venue:  Larkin Hall,  Liberty Hall,  Eden Quay,  Dublin 1.

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While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by booking here.


Larkin Hall is situated in Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1 and there are many different forms of public transport available to reach there.

Here is a map to help you locate it.

Event Programme

Our speakers include

Duncan Stewart
Environmentalist, Broadcaster and Chair of Green Foundation Ireland

Jonathan Essex
Project Co-Ordinator, Green House Think Tank, UK

Adrian Kane
Public Administration and Community Division Organiser, SIPTU

Sinéad Mercier
Researcher, Just Transition

Tommy Simpson
Former President, Dublin Council of Trade Unions and
Project Co-Ordinator, Green Foundation Ireland

Peter Sims
Researcher, Green House Think Tank, UK

Yvonne O’Callaghan
Strategic Organiser, SIPTU

Joseph Curtin
Senior Fellow, Institute of International and European Affairs

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A sessions which will allow full participation by those attending.

Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (last updated on 17 Jun 2018) is available here. Further updates on this event will appear on this page.


SIPTU and FÓRSA have both published documents on the Just Transition. These publications are based on the International Labour Organization’s policy on the conversion from fossil fuels and how it will effect livelihoods.

One of the practical examples that will be discussed is the proposed closure of three peat burning power stations in the Midlands and the effect on the livelihoods of 400 workers. Studies have been carried out on how the transition to a low carbon society in the UK will create sustainable jobs in Sheffield and Isle of Wight. Also we will look at the Lucas Plan, where workers devised viable alternatives to redundancies, using their skills to develop socially useful products and services. The implementation of the Circular Economy will also affect jobs, positively and negatively, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

With thanks to the European Parliament for financial provision to
Green European Foundation which supports this event.