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For up to date information on events and discussion articles do check out the blog and for background information go to the resources page.  To get in touch you can use the email form on our Contact page.  Read on for information on our 2019 conference that takes place in Edinburgh on 16th November 2019

Conference 2019

Book a place

Our 2019 conference is: Just Transition – thinking global, acting local.  It will take place all day on Saturday 16th November at the St Ninian’s Hall, Greyfriars Charteris Centre, The Pleasance, Edinburgh.  You can book on Eventbrite.      Please let us know if you’d like to book a place in the creche – email

During the day REELNews will show footage of Climate Rebels in US working class and indigenous communities.  Speakers include Simon Pisani, Clara Paillard and Eurig Scandrett (UCU Scotland) plus contributions from Friends of the Earth Scotland and Commonweal.  There will be lots of opportunities for discussion and debate and throughout the day there will be workshop sessions with parallel themes including:

  • Phasing out oil and gas
  • Taking the case for climate jobs into the unions
  • How we make just transition a practical and strategic part of the climate movement
  • Defence divestment and its importance to transition
  • Housing, health and fuel poverty

Scot.E3 is entirely dependent on donations from supporters to cover the costs of the conference.  If you belong to a trade union, community  organisation or political party branch please download our invitation letter and use it to seek sponsorship.  You can also download a flyer here.

To date the 2019 conference has been sponsored/supported financially by Unite/UCATT Dalkeith, Unite Scottish Construction/164/404 Branch, Edinburgh Campaign Against the Arms Trade, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh, Midlothian Trades Council, Edinburgh University UCU and UCU Scotland.

Watch this space for more details – you can view the draft programme for the day here.

Climate Jobs Manifesto

On the 17th November 2018 Scot.E3 held its first conference – Just Transitions: Employment, Energy and Environment.  Around fifty people attended and contributors to the plenary sessions included Jonathan Neale (Campaign Against Climate change and coauthor of the Million Climate Jobs pamphlet), Andrew Feinstein (author, filmmaker and CAAT), Fliss Premu (REEL news) Hazel Graham (Cumbrian climate activist) and Brian Parkin (Scot.E3).  The conference was supported by Our Forth Against Unconventional Gas, Unite Scottish Construction/164/404 Branch, SNP Trade Union Group, Campaign Against the Arms Trade (Edinburgh), Fife Trades Union Council, Muslim Women’s Association of Edinburgh, Aberdeen Trades Union Council, Edinburgh Trades Union Council, Midlothian Trades Union Council and Dalkeith UCATT.

Videos of all the plenary contributions to the conference can be found on the blog.

Throughout the day participants worked on ideas for a Climate Jobs Manifesto.  The Manifesto is a working document – we know it’s not the last word – but it outlines what the conference believed needs to happen if we are to make a rapid and just transition towards a zero carbon economy.  The Manifesto is downloadable as a PDF and as an editable Word document and is openly licensed CC BY 4.0  This means that provided you work within the terms of the license you can download it, use, reprint, modify and share.

What we’d like you to do

If you are a member of a trade union, community group or political party please discuss the Manifesto at a meeting.  If you have amendments, additions, questions or disagreements please note them down and email them to us at

Invite a speaker from Scot.E3

Make a financial contribution to help us with our work.  We need to raise money to upgrade this website so that it can become a more effective and user friendly platform for discussion and sharing materials that can help inform debate and action on Just Transition.  We also need funds to produce a pamphlet that provides background to the Manifesto, to continue to produce and print ‘briefings’ and to hold another conference in 2019.

You can make a one off donation or set up a standing order to Scot.E3, Unity Trust Bank, Sort Code 60 83 01, Account Number 20402455

If you need to send a cheque by post please email for the address.

We are committed to openness and transparency.  You can find a summary of the conference accounts here.  We will update the accounts regularly on this site.

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