Trade unions divided between labour and nature
The European Union is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to transition to a low carbon economy. Success hinges on a broad coalition between national governments, supranational organisations, corporations, and civil society. While trade unions also have a crucial role to play, they are faced with a dilemma between the protection of jobs and environment protection. The EU-funded Eco-Unions project will conduct an interdisciplinary and multi-method study in Denmark and the UK. It will compare trade union approaches and explore how organisational and institutional dynamics influence their action and determine their role in public debate on decarbonisation.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energy
- social sciencessociologyindustrial relations
- social sciencespolitical sciencespolitical policiescivil society
- social scienceseconomics and businessbusiness and managementemployment
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesatmospheric sciencesclimatologyclimatic changes