Labor and the Challenge of Extreme Energy
New and extreme forms of fossil-based power are being developed and used feed the world's growing demand for energy. "Extreme energy" includes the expansion of coal, the development of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, the exploitation of tar sands oil, and deep sea oil drilling. How can unions respond to this disturbing trend during a period when no binding global agreement is in place or is expected in the forseeable future? How do unions relate to those movements in the global North and South that are attempting to resist extreme energy?
Sponsored by Trade Union Congress, UK (TUC) and the Cornell Global Labor Institute
Location: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Howard College campus, Durban, South Africa
This workshop is part of the ITUC's World of Work (WoW) Pavilion. For the full WoW schedule, click here.