Responding to the challenge of climate change
Climate change, the largest single threat to current and future generations, is posing fundamental challenges for public services and public service workers. In recent years, we have seen extreme weather events, flooding and forest fires for example, leading to loss of life and widespread damage and destruction of buildings and infrastructure. Our members across many services have been part of the immediate and longer term response – in emergency and rescue services, energy and water, local and regional government. EPSU has been working hard to influence policies at global and European level aimed at decarbonising our economies and calling for a shift away from growth at all costs. It is essential that we achieve a more sustainable society is achieved through a just transition whereby no one is left behind.
This briefing, produced for EPSU's 2019 Congress, sets out the federation's recent activity on climate change and current priorities. EPSU has published research focusing on some of the key issues and policy developments including its position on the EU's Green Deal, the failure of energy liberalisation to address climate change and an analysis of action on climate change adaptation.
Electricity social partners agree joint framework of actions on competencies and training – addressing youth unemployment and climate change
(15 March 2013) The European electricity sector is at an unprecedented cross-roads facing key challenges to meet Europe’s energy and climate objectives for 2020 and beyond. This transition towards a
Mapping existing national institutions concerned with skills/qualifications and labour market research in the electricity sector in the EU member states
Report of the project - EPSU, IndustriAll, Eurelectric (December 2012, ConsultingEuropa, Maud Stéphan) The European social partners for electricity sector, represented by EPSU and IndustriAll Europe for the trade unions
Use of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in Sustainability Reporting by European Electricity Companies
Use of the GRI in Sustainability Reporting by European Electricity Companies, December 2012 Authors: Tim Steinweg & Joseph Wilde-Ramsing This research report was commissioned by the European Federation of Public