The world of work is intrinsically linked to the natural environment. Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place. New jobs will be created by adopting sustainable practices in the energy sector, including changes in the energy mix, promoting the use of electric vehicles and improving the energy efficiency of buildings. At the same time, temperature rises like those expected due to climate change will increase heat stress, putting workers’ health at risk and causing a 2 per cent global loss in hours worked by 2030.
This event is organized in preparation for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum. It will provide a brief on the new ILO report entitled, “World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 – Greening with Jobs”. It will also provide insights on the types of policy priorities being supported by governments and partner agencies in the UN system.
- Mr. Jamil Ahmad, Director a.i., Head of Intergovernmental Affairs, UNEP New York
- Ms. Verena Klinger-Dering, Counsellor for Sustainable Development, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UN
- Mr. Babatunde Omilola, Head of Development Planning and Inclusive Sustainable Growth Team, UNDP
- Ms. Catherine Saget, Chief of the Work Income and Equity Unit, ILO Research Department
- Mr. Vinicius Carvalho Pinheiro, Special Representative to the United Nations and Director