The Work in a Warming World (W3) research programme, under Principal Investigator Carla Lipsig-Mummé, brought together more than fifty environmental and labour market organisations (especially labour unions), and resulted in research written by academics and practitioners. Researchers from 10 universities in four countries participated in three major grants clustered together under W3 between 2010 and 2017:

  • What do we know? What do we need to know? (A Knowledge Synthesis Project funded by NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC)
  • Work in a Warming World: Adapting Canadian work and employment to the challenge of climate change (A 5 year Community-University Research Alliance funded by SSHRC and partner organisations)
  • Canada’s Work World and the Challenge of Climate Change: Engaging the Community (Funded by SSHRC and partner organizations).

One of the highlights of the W3 programme was the 3-day International Conference: Labour, Climate Change, and Social Struggle (French version here) in December 2013. It included 90 presentations from researchers from around the world, although some from Asia and Africa were denied entry visas – evidencing the hostile political climate for our work during that period.

In addition to the working papers and presentations archived here, the following books by W3 researchers were published:

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