State of Power: Energy Democracy and Labour perspectives (India)

13 Oct 2016 Goa, India 13 Oct - 14 Oct

State of Power: Energy Democracy and Labour perspectives (India)

  • 13 Oct - 14 Oct
  • Goa, India

This 3 hour workshop will discuss the implications of climate change policy on the energy sector, in the context of energy systems that are presently dependent on coal. It will also address the challenges of a renewable sector dominated by large private sector companies. What are the implications of decreasing coal use for coal workers and local communities whose livelihoods are dependent on coal extraction? In addition the burgeoning renewable sector has a trade union density much lower than in the coal sector, which raises questions about labour rights and democratic control.

The People’s Forum on BRICS will be held prior to the 8th BRICS Summit which is taking place in Goa on 15 and 16 October. Hundreds of people, representing various social movements, trade unions, academia and civil society formations from BRICS countries will assemble in Goa on the 13th and 14th of October to participate in the People’s Forum on BRICS and share analysis, struggle notes and build solidarity in the resistance against neo-liberalism and corporate globalization.

The People’s Forum will take place at Xavier Centre of Historical Research at Alto Porvorim, Goa, just prior to the official BRICS Summit to be held in the State.

More information on the workshop can be found on the “People’s Forum on BRICS” website: