Climate Justice Project

Firefighters here and across the world are on the front line of the climate crisis. We see the effects of climate change every time we fight wildfires and save people from floods, and we will fight as hard as we can for politicians to wake up and take notice. As a humanitarian service we cannot stand by and watch this happen.

Matt Wrack, General Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

We need a Worker-led Justice Transition – rewiring our system in a way that addresses injustices, poverty and inequalities, creates decent unionised green jobs and services and values care work that is currently done predominantly by unpaid or underpaid women, migrants and people of colour. Local and global justice must be at the heart of this transition.

Extracts from COP26 Coalition’s statement

In 2023 Banner Theatre will be 50 years young! To mark this momentous occasion, we are embarking on a major new project that will look at the impact of climate change on workers, their trade unions and their communities both in the UK and the Global South.

We envisage the project utilising a range of diverse art forms and comprising a multimedia touring production, on-line stories and video ballads from around the world, as well as parallel educational and training initiatives.

Over the Research & Development phase (up to August 22), we will link up with trade unions, climate activists, filmmakers and performing arts companies to develop an overarching comprehensive political and creative framework for the project.

If you feel you have anything to contribute to our Climate Justice programme, then we would be very interested in hearing from you.

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