“For Tara Peel, a political advisor at the Canadian Labour Congress, just transition is the solution to ensuring that emissions are reduced dramatically in the fight to curb global warming to 1.5 degrees. She believes the framework is key to making sure that every step needed is taken as quickly as possible across every workplace and in every sector. John Mark Mwanika is programmes officer at Uganda’s Amalgamated Transport and General Workers’ Union (ATGWU-Uganda). According to Mwanika, it’s high time for the debates around jobs and the planet to become one – because workers and trade unions can fight for jobs and for the planet at the same time. Equal Times discussed the impacts of the climate crisis on workers in Uganda and Canada, as well as the challenges ahead with both trade unionists. You can scroll down to watch the videos.”