This looks really interesting, though unfortunately I won’t be able to attend. But it’s good to see the labour movement generally taking up climate change while the right tie themselves into knots over the denial.
It would be interesting to see what Hilary Benn has to say beyond trumpeting the government’s record. I’d like to see some radical bold thinking and policy that *is not* tied to market-based solutions.
I agree, it is very good that the TUC is discussing the issue. But at present both the TUC and the Labour Party are thoroughly wedded to carbon trading based solutions. There needs to be a struggle within every union to shift this towards a policy of fighting for zero carbon housing for all (including a massive expansion of social housing), fully integrated and affordable public transport, and a massive expansion of renewables which is not left to the whims of the private sector. All of these would involve creating literally millions of jobs.