G7 knowledge exchange

Road to COP28 UAE: G7 Driving Collective Action and Financing on Just Transitions and Green Jobs and Skills

In the lead up to COP28, G7 countries, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and German cooperation (GIZ/BMZ), convened a virtual knowledge exchange on November 13 to present their international cooperation strategies and programmes related to just transitions and green jobs.

In the lead up to the COP28, this webinar will introduce rationale and expected outcomes of the Just Transitions Pathways Work Programme while looking at the status of international partnerships that advance green jobs and skills, including under the G7, the Programme of Action for the Green Economy (PAGE), and the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, among others. This will be followed by the presentation of G7 countries development strategies for contributing to just transitions and examples of cooperation with partner countries on green jobs and skills approaches. 

The webinar builds on an ILO initiative Support to improve the effectiveness of development assistance in 'green jobs and skills' financed by BMZ via GIZ, which involves cooperation with G7 partners to intensify investment in green jobs and skills in cooperation with developing countries.


Moderator: Drew Gardiner, Employment Policy Specialist, ILO

Work Programme on Just Transition Pathways and international partnerships
  • Ms. Kusum Lata, Team Lead, Impact Assessment Unit, Mitigation Division, UNFCCC
Just transition strategy and programme example 1: European Commission, SWITCH-Asia
  • Mr. Guy Janaway & Ms. Zinaida Fadeeva, EC SWITCH-Asia
Just transition strategy and programme example 2: Global Affairs Canada (Egypt and Vietnam cooperation) G7 Moderated roundtable
  • Canada: Global Affairs Canada
  • European Commission: INTPA 
  • France: AFD
  • Italy: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Germany: BMZ and GIZ