Welcome and introduction by Rafael Gomez, University of Toronto, and Carla Lipsig Mummé, York University, to Adapting Canadians Work and Workplaces. International Panel: After Paris: Politics, Climate Change and Labour. Toronto, 2015.
Canada’s surprise election of a majority government promising to return Canada to the world struggle to slow global warming, puts the state front and centre for the first time in years. Elsewhere, the political terrain for slowing global warming is also changing rapidly. Legal activism in the Netherlands and Pakistan challenges states to live up to their responsibility to protect their population from the devastation of global warming. Labour-environmental alliances are linking environment and labour law, and crafting collective bargaining ways to reduce GHGs at work.