Paris Agreement and green jobs

ILO - UNFCCC side event: "Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement"

On 10 May 2017, the ILO Green Jobs co-hosted a side event titled “Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement” during the Bonn Climate Change Conference

Noticia | 9 de junio de 2017
Contacto: Green Jobs Communication
On Wednesday 10 May 2017 the ILO and the UNFCCC secretariat (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) co-organized a side event on “Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement” took place during the Bonn Climate Change Conference 2017.

Participants discussed labour market implications of the implementation of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and impacts on worker, enterprises and communities. They emphasized the necessity of engaging with businesses while ensuring that the workforce is adapting to new employment opportunities to support a just transition towards a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. Indeed jobs, decent work and climate change are intertwined. The example of Philippines and its policy measures to close several mining industries illustrates the necessity to address the various types of impact on employment of climate change response measures.

The side event concluded on outstanding issues that need to be tackled in this context, such as who should finance the shift toward environmental sustainability, how to yet still ensure gender equity in this framework, or where to find funds to finance the transformation process while including all tripartite constituencies and ensuring social justice and decent work.

©Photo by IISD/ENB | Kiara Worth
The speakers from left to right: Kusum Lata, UNFCCC Secretariat; Moustapha Kamal Gueye, ILO; Alexandria Rantino, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia; Albert Altarejos Magalang, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines; Norine Kennedy, USCIB; and Anabella Rosemberg, ITUC
The Bonn Climate Change Conference took place in Germany, from the 8 to 18 of May 2017 and was the 46th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 46) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 46) as well as the third part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-3).