Transport sector - central for climate justice and social justice
In the transport sector, emissions are rising unabated. The latest IPCC report shows how urgently we need to change our course there, too. The overall volume of traffic must be reduced and we need a much higher share of public transport and rail in the modal split. This applies to both passenger and freight transport.
Thousands of good jobs can be created in the production of rail vehicles and vehicles for public transport. Employees must be central players in the transformation. The new jobs to be created in the production of alternative vehicles and in public and rail transport must meet the requirements of Decent Work.
In 2020, Fridays for Future in Germany showed solidarity with public transport workers and supported their strikes - a good example of the climate movement and the labor movement coming together. We would like to discuss possible strategies with trade unionists, representatives of the climate movement and the Attac group "Einfach umsteigen".
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung - Brussels Office
Pierre Angelo Cocco