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Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy: Trade Unions and the Jobs Versus Environment Dilemma

Project description

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.


Net EU contribution
€ 219 312,00
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00