30. April 2021

Bildmotiv: Stay Grounded

Safe Landing:
Organizing a Just Transition with Aviation Workers

Freitag, 30. April 2021, 16:00-18:00 Uhr, Online Panel Discussion with English-Spanish Interpretation

Anmeldung zur Veranstaltung (bis Donnerstag)
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Most flights are grounded due to Covid-19, posing enormous difficulties for workers in the sector. Yet, in order to effectively counter the climate crisis, aviation and mass-tourism need to be limited in the long-term. How could a transition process including job shifts be organised? What are obstacles and lessons learned from coal transitions?

Magdalena Heuwieser, DE, Stay Grounded & Pablo Muñoz Nieto, ES, Ecologistas en Acción, presenting the “Just Transition of Aviation” discussion paper

Eoin Coates, IE, Head of Aviation in the European Transport Workers Federation, about the long-term plan of trade unions for jobs in the aviation sector, and how a “just transition” is discussed internally

Carlos Martínez, ES, member of the Secretary of Environment from CC.OO., on experiences with the coal transition in Spain, and on how the Spanish Union Confederation envisions a just transition for tourism and aviation

Jonathan Essex, UK, presenting a concrete just transition plan for shifting jobs from Gatwick airport, called “Green New Deal for Gatwick

George H., UK, pilot, & Finlay Asher, UK, aviation engineer, from the aviation worker’s initiative “Safe Landing”, sharing their personal stories and presenting their ideas on a just transition.