We cannot wait for the market to solve the climate crisis – the longer we wait, the harder the transition to a low-carbon world becomes. At the same time, individual lifestyle changes alone are not enough: we must build a sustainable society together.
Norwegian trade unions and environmental organisations, the state church, and researchers have come together behind one specific aim: a democratic, planned, just transition that creates 100,000 climate jobs, and allows for slowing down the country’s rapacious oil and gas extraction.
The petition for 100,000 climate jobs was presented to the Norwegian government at the conference Broen til framtiden (‘Bridge to the future’) 2015. You can still sign the petition and spread it using our resources.
In February 2014, 350 people were in attendance, and 1,000 people watched online, as the alliance for climate jobs came together for the first time at ‘Bridge to the future’ 2014. In the run up to the conference, two books were also published. Before the next conference in 2016, a third book will be released.
The petition, books and campaign in general are already creating an unprecedented mobilisation that can no longer be ignored. Together, we are building the most important transformation in Norwegian politics ever seen.
The organisations behind ‘Bridge to the future’ are: the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagforbundet), the Norwegian Civil Service Union (NTL), the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions in Oslo (LO i Oslo), Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbundet), Future in our hands (Framtiden i våre hender), Greenpeace Norway, the Christian Network for Environment and Justice (Skaperverk og bærekraft), Concerned Scientists Norway, Parat, Young Friends of the Earth Norway/Nature and Youth (Natur og Ungdom), the Grandparents’ Climate Campaign (Besteforeldrenes klimaaksjon), and the Campaign for the Welfare State (For Velferdsstaten).
Contact details for these organisations can be found here. If you are interested in international solidarity and cooperation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.