GLI Manchester: International Union Rights Journal – Trade Unions and Climate Justice

The first 2022 edition of International Union Rights (IUR) journal explores key issues around climate justice and just transition. GLI Manchester contributed an article to this edition of IUR. The article explores the contribution of livestock production to the climate crisis. The article puts forward a set of trade union proposals for the sector – developed by the IUF and GLI – which demonstrated the potential for engagement with climate activities around shared ideas about decentralisation and redistribution, reducing the size of supply chains and the role of global corporations in the food sector.

The International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) commissioned GLI Manchester to transform IUF research on the climate crisis in intensive livestock production into a guide to equip affiliated unions in meat, dairy, and agriculture sectors to influence the conditions for a just transition.

The guide ‘Fighting for our Future – an IUF Guide on Tackling the Climate Crisis in Intensive Livestock Production’ was released in March. The article is based on that guide. Click here to read the guide.


GLI Manchester is a not-for-profit company, working closely with a range of global union federations, national trade unions, research institutions and workers’ education organisations. It conducts education, capacity-building and research on international labour movement development and organising strategies. It specialises in political education, organisation and trade union policy with informal economy workers, and the design and management of international workers’ education programmes.

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