North West Climate Emergency Group online meeting Thursday, 13th April 2023 6.00 – 7.30pm

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2.0Minutes of the Previous Meeting and Matters Arising 
3.0Main items (organised around UNISON objectives):   Discussion: ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN A COST OF LIVING CRISIS     Issues under discussion, organised around UNISON priorities, will include:        i    ORGANISING AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES UNISON Annual Delegate Conference  motion 48 : “The Climate Emergency Post COP 27 and decarbonising UK public services”.CLIMATE JUSTICE CONFERENCE – SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2023.Report back on National Webinar 23rd March 2023 – Survey of UNISON members. Induction Pack.Web Site Progress. Possible event, to be organised with our Learning and Organising Services (LAOS) later in 2023Green Rep Courses – 25th May and 16th November 2023Facilities Time for green RepsGreen Reps needed at AGMs. Updating of Branch Rules to incorporate Conference Rule ChangeTUC guidance for Green Reps   
 ii. BARGAINING AROUND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES  Report back and next steps from Divest UK Day of Action – Friday 24th March 2023 – Pension Fund divestment from fossil fuels including; draft motions for GM Branches and report back from GM Pensions Meeting. Negotiating cost of livingGreening the workplace  – local activityLocal initiatives to press carbon reduction – Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Cumbria e.g. North East Lancs Trades Council event focussing on Climate Change next year