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Blog: Taking demands to world leaders at COP28

Without all governments stepping up to this existential emergency, there is no doubt, we will run out of time to protect our planet

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UNISON takes the call for a just transition to COP28

NEC member Tony Wright explains what he’ll be doing in Dubai and why it’s vital that UNISON has a presence there

UNISON condemns ‘disgraceful’ approval for North Sea oil field

‘Somebody must show international leadership in tackling climate change. It looks like it won’t be the UK’

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The Earth will continue … But we won’t

Two activists explain why Green UNISON Week, from 15-22 September, is so important

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UNISON’s response to Labour’s new Green Prosperity Plan

‘Unlike the Conservative government in Westminster that sleepwalks from one crisis to another, it’s encouraging to see Labour making the vital issue of climate change a priority’

Christina McAnea introduces new energy report at conference

The general secretary said UNISON is ‘warning once again – about the elitist energy economy this government is creating’

‘This challenge unites us as a union’, says new green report

The report, commissioned by UNISON and based on a survey of members, reveals the extensive role which the union can play in addressing climate change issues

A Greener Planet

Peter Frost and Ilina Todorovska are green reps who also have important environmental roles with their councils – lending them a dual perspective on the fight to avert the climate crisis

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Blog: COP27 – One step forward…

Stephen Smellie, NEC member from Scotland, attended COP27 as part of the International Trade Union Confederation delegation. Here he reflects on the outcome.

Mobilise to save the planet

UNISON is urging members to take part in the global day of action on the climate crisis on 12 November

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Help UNISON prepare for COP27 in Egypt this November

Join UNISON in getting ready for COP27 and the next stage of global efforts to tackle the climate emergency

Blog: There is no future on a dead planet

Green UNISON Week is our time to highlight a once-in-a-generation challenge

Sandra White for the Northern region speaking to conference

UNISON must be ‘proactive’ in greening the NHS, delegates agree

Delegates discuss a trio of motions, with a sense of urgency at the scale of the problem facing the planet

Blog: Phased down and out at COP26

World leaders are not yet ‘sufficiently prepared’ to take the necessary decisions to cut emissions, says UNISON’s COP26 delegate Stephen Smellie

The old climate certainties ‘aren’t certain any more’

Jackie Hamer has worked for the Environment Agency for 30 years. Here, she shares her perspectives on how climate change will affect the UK