Last month RISE Lothian circle hosted a hugely successful screening of the film "Just Transitions" so good the makers Reel News have allowed us to share the full film here and are offering an extra HD version for anyone looking to host a local screening.
The film centre's around the idea of a Just Transition from traditional industrial high carbon workplaces to a low carbon economy whilst ensuring workers and the local community continue to thrive.
" The COP 23 climate talks in Bonn last month were dominated by the concept of just transition, both inside the conference and outside in the actions and meetings of climate activists. But what does just transition mean? How can we move to a low carbon economy in a way that isn't to the detriment of workers who work in the fossil fuel industry and the communities that have been ruined under capitalism? Trade unionists and environmentalists from all over the world outline a number of visionary projects and ideas. Featuring Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, Scot E3, the battle against coal in the Phillippines, just transition in North Dakota and Jackson, just recovery in Puerto Rico and Texas, and the astonishing Ende Gelände action which shut down the lignite coalfield in the Rheinland. "