Fighting fund banner


Climate ideas

Climate and environment update, October 2022

7 October 2022

UCU statement on COP27

As Egypt prepares to take over the COP27 presidency, UCU and other trade unions are calling for Egypt to end its repression of workers, trade unions and activists. Read UCU's full statement here.

CPD offerings

UCU continuing professional development (CPD) offering includes training and workshops focused on climate education, decolonising and decarbonising, democratising education, and running climate learning events. Check out what's coming up or get in touch for one of these workshops delivered for your branch.

Green New Deal podcast

Check out September's Green New Deal podcast, entitled '"Bargaining for the future": trade unionism and fighting for climate in the workplace', and UCU's Marianne Quick discuss the role of trade unions in fighting to address the climate and ecological crisis. 

COP27 climate themed learning campaign

COP27 climate themed learning campaign: join other education union members and educators in running climate themed learning. This is to align with the UN COP27 Climate conference, taking place in Egypt in November and provides an opportunity for UCU members to take action within their own roles to progress action on the climate and ecological crisis. 

Climate and ecological emergency annual meeting: Thursday 10 November

Climate and ecological emergency annual meeting: Thursday 10 November 2022. Register to join other UCU members for the annual meeting for climate and ecological emergency. The meeting will share updates on the work of UCU in this area, discuss motions submitted by branches and include election of committee members. 

Mass mobilisation: Saturday 12 November

UCU is supporting the call for mass mobilisation across the country on Saturday 12 November to put thousands of people on the streets to demand climate justice in solidarity with the Global Day of Action called by Egyptian groups at COP27. From the national and global cost of living crisis, climate impacts in the global south and the demand for climate reparations, and the urgent need to end fossil fuel extraction and for a workers-led justice transition--we will rise up together and fight for justice. Details of regional and national demonstrations are available here.

Green New Deal claim at University of Liverpool

Groundbreaking 'Green New Deal' claim submitted jointly by University of Liverpool's trade unions and Guild of Students to achieve radical action on climate change. Local politicians including Paula Barker MP, Dan Carden MP and Kim Johnson MP back the claim. Read more about the details of the claim here and contact Marianne Quick, UCU bargaining and negotiations offiical, to find out how your branch can get involved.

Greener Jobs Alliance newsletter

Click here to read the October 2022 newsletter from Greener Jobs Alliance, a partnership body inclusive of trade unions, student organisations, campaigning groups and a policy think tank, of which UCU is a founding member.

Last updated: 20 October 2022