European metalworkers on the road from Copenhagen to Cancun
Resolution of the European Metalworkers Federation
For the EMF climate change is a dangerous reality which demands a social response at international as well as European, national and regional/local and company levels. We believe that a drive towards new industrial strategies based on low carbon technologies and products can offer opportunities but also challenges for the future of industrial workplaces in Europe, especially in the context of the worst recession for 80 years and an older and broader energy and raw materials crisis.
1. Promoting sustainable employment policies not more of the same
2. Europe urgently needs a sustainable industrial policy
3. Creating an international sectoral level playing field to avoid carbon leakage
4. Ensuring a socially just transition to a low-carbon economy
5. Greening our workplaces