Just Transition Alliance: COP26 Media Report

Workers & Communities for Just Transition Delegation

From Nov. 3-12, 2021, the Just Transition Alliance (JTA) and Central Florida Jobs with Justice (CFJWJ) led a delegation of frontline workers and community organizers to participate inside and outside what we called the 26th Conference of the Profiteers (COP26) to force world leaders to abandon corporate schemes such as “net zero emissions,” and to embrace just transition strategies that embody the priorities of workers and communities hit hardest by climate change.

Our delegation included frontline workers and fence-line community members from Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the Black Workers Just Transition Initiative, the Green Workers Alliance and local and international unions such as 1199 Service Employees International Union-UHWE, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, UNITE HERE 737 and United Steelworkers 675. We joined the larger organization It Takes Roots along with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance and Indigenous Environmental Network.