The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the urgency of these crises and their unequal impacts across regions and communities. The pandemic has also shown us that we can tackle crises when there is political will and social solidarity.
The pandemic has underscored our collective responsibility to look out for one another and ensure that nobody is left behind — and how we are stronger when we do.
“As we face a climate emergency, this committee will play an integral role in advancing our union’s work on urgent environmental and climate change issues.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“We are humbled by their bravery and grateful for their sacrifices.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
“It’s time to stand up for all Indigenous people all across Turtle Island.” — Molly Wickham (Sleydo'), Wet'suwet'en spokesperson
Women and marginalized communities are more likely to experience negative effects of environmental and climate change and to face barriers in adapting.
A backgrounder on the gendered impacts of environmental and climate change, and women's contributions to sustainability.
In the last 10 years, an estimated 260 million people have been forced to migrate due to climate-related impacts. Today, on International Migrants Day, Public Services International (PSI) demands an approach which combines the protection of their human rights and the defence of quality public services.
"What more evidence do we need to act?" — Public Services International
NUPGE reaffirms its commitment to be part of the movement for climate action, environmental justice, and environmental sustainability.