COP26 agreements on Just Transition – What implications for Asia and the Pacific? A discussion panel

This special session of the Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network meeting will discuss the implications of the negotiations and events of COP26 on the Asia Pacific region. It will specifically focus on Just Transition, coal phase out, and the 04.11.2021 Declaration on Supporting The Conditions For A Just Transition Internationally: Green growth, decent work, and economic prosperity in the transition to net zero.

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Meeting ID: 942 7826 5864
Passcode: 360405

Though countries within Asia and the Pacific are highly impacted by the effects of climate change, they are also agile and can move quickly to achieve progress on climate targets – such as phasing out single use plastics and moving towards a circular economy. The COP 26 offered the possibility for countries in the region to influence, agree and advance on climate action but has this occurred? What have been the key highlights for the Asia-Pacific region and what do we know of the impact for advancing decent work and a just transition for all?

The event also advances the dialogue on the UN’s Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, which aims to bring a programmatic response and technical support for countries making commitments on just transition to achieve ambitious climate change mitigation and adaptation goals, while enhancing job creation and economic diversification, and ensuring a transition that is fair and inclusive.

This event will begin with a presentation on key take-aways from COP-26 for the region, then be followed by a panel discussion with representatives from Samoa, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, and ADB.

The Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network is an informal forum that meets monthly to discuss initiatives, programmes, proposals and new knowledge on climate change, green jobs and just transition across ILO member countries and constituents.