COP26 People’s Summit for Climate Justice

RLS Brussels in Glasgow

RLS Brussels is organising three great events during the COP26 People’s Summit for Climate Justice from the 7 to the 10 November in Glasgow. Join us in Glasgow or attend online to hear about our proposals on the global Green New Deal, just transition and public transport. We are looking forward to welcoming you!


1. International Trade Union Forum on Social and Ecological Transitions: what’s next?

Date: 8 November 2021

Time: 11:45 am UTC+0

Room: Theatre

Event Type: In-Person

Translations: English, French, Spanish

Last June, an International Trade Union Forum on Ecological and Social Transitions was organized in 5 languages, it gathered during 6 days more than 140 organizations from about 60 countries. At the end of this forum we agreed on a common call in view of Glasgow, we will present during this session the call and the process that preceded it, in the light of the ongoing discussions for the COP26.

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2. Global Green New Deal – Learning from struggles

Date: 8 November 2021

Time: 2:00 pm UTC+0

Room: Theatre

Event Type: In-Person

Translations: English

The concept of a Global Green New Deal needs to be rooted in struggles and popular demands if it wants to unleash its potential for transformation and justice. We will try to understand how to move beyond solidarity between North and South to articulate the different scale of transformation entrenched in our struggle.

Contributors: Harpreet Kaur Paul PhD (Tipping Point), Hamza Hamouchene (TNI), Moderator: Nessim Achouche (RLS)

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3. The future is public transport: acting locally, acting globally for public transport

Date: 10 November 2021

Time: 11:45 pm Glasgow / 12:45 pm Brussels/Berlin

Room: virtual roundtable

Event Type: digital

Translations: the event will be live interpreted into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, Bahasa and Tagalog

Join us in a virtual roundtable where mayors, unions leaders, transport workers and civil society groups will discuss and exchange ideas on the future of public transport.

The Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, will present a global call for long-term sustainable investment in safe, accessible and affordable public transport with decent jobs.

Hear the views of mayors, workers, activists and campaigners. Contribute your ideas and help us build a strong movement for an urgent modal shift to public transport.

The event will be moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder The News Movement and former BBC and Guardian journalist

Speakers and interventions will include:

  • Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta
  • Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary
  • Daehoon Kim, Seoul Metro Union
  • Jennifer McCarey, Glasgow TUC

And other city and labour leaders, public transport workers and campaign organisations

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