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Coalition 2030 Just Recovery Conference 2021

Posted on June 24, 2021 by Deirdre Duff

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In the words of civil rights activist, Audre Lorde, “there is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we don’t live single-issue lives”.

Over the last couple of years, Friends of the Earth has been working to embed our struggle against the climate crisis within broader struggles for social justice and sustainable development. We’ve built relationships with amazing groups and organizations whose work to tackle poverty and injustice is connected to - and impacted by - our work on climate change.

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Just Transition

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Claudia Tormey

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In the last six months we have stepped up our collaboration with the trade union movement on the issue of Just Transition.

Just Transition is is the principle that there needs to be plan to support the workers and communities affected by the transition away from very polluting industry.

The most high profile example in Ireland is the peat-fired power stations in the midlands. We have campaigned against the peat stations since they were opened in 2005. For years we did so without any reference to what the process should look like for the workers who would lose their jobs. That was a mistake on our part.

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