CoP 23 - Side event

High level dialogue on the Pacific Voice for a Just Transition, Job Creation and Climate Resilience

High-Level Dialogue organized by of The Republic of Fiji (COP 23 President) in partnership with the International Labour Organization to shed light on the interlinkages between Decent work and environmental sustainability.

L-R: Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ILO ; Paweł Sałek, Vice-Minister of Environment and Government Plenipotentiary for Climate Policy, Poland ; Siham Ayad, Morocco ; Paul Watkinson, France ; Inia Seruiratu, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management and High-Level Climate Champion, Fiji ; Sarah Kelly, Moderator, Deutsche Welle.
The event provided a platform to discuss interlinkages between acting on climate change and promoting job creation and social inclusion; and to share experiences on fostering a just transition of the workforce, focusing on the Pacific region. Discussions centered on, inter alia: new employment opportunities related to climate action; the need to provide skills training and to revise education systems in order to prepare youth for green jobs; and the importance of specifically addressing decent work for women and youth. Read the summary of the event

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