BANGKOK (ILO News) - Ahead of the UN Youth Climate Summit, Thai students, entrepreneurs and academics joined an interactive discussion, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Chulalongkorn University, to discuss how the world of work can contribute to preserve the planet through greener businesses and greener jobs.
Ahead of Youth #ClimateAction Summit, inspiring talk with students and entrepreneurs in BKK on initiatives to green workplaces:"We have the power to reduce our impact on the environment" Nipaporn Poonsawat manager of zero waste club at Chulalongkorn uni.August 29, 2019
Joined by a Thai student, a social entrepreneur and a green architect, the panel discussion got an enthusiastic reception.
Talking at @ilo & BKK Chulalongkorn University dialogue on green jobs, young entrepreneur Pipat Apiratthanakorn explained how eco-business is sustainable and profitable. Green careers ahead! #climateaction #ILO100 ilo.org/asia/events/WC…August 29, 2019
Youth engagement and public mobilization are one of the key areas at the UN Youth Climate Summit, 21 September, leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit 2019. After the interactive discussion at the Environmental Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, participants were invited to visit an exhibition showcasing environment-friendly initiatives and products.
Green architect @PuiPhai at the joint @ilo and Chulalongkorn University dialogue on green jobs for youth: "Once we start working, we increase our chances to have a stronger greener impact on our environment." Lets seize the chance #climateaction #ILO100 https://t.co/IBBSV7zS2r pic.twitter.com/VXWCR4wA65— ILOAsiaPacific (@ILOAsiaPacific) August 29, 2019
"This dialogue with youth aims to achieve a greater understanding and participation of young people in shaping their future of work in green jobs," said Cristina Martinez, Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work at the ILO.
"Climate action can strengthen our economies and create jobs, but it must not increase inequality. There must be a just transition to greener employment, with opportunities for everyone," she added.
'There's an int'l agreement to move #climateaction forward, youth spirit, energy&skills can help accelerate the movement & scale up green initiatives in the world of work for bigger impact' @Cris_ILO at the @ilo dialogue on youth and green jobs held in BKK https://t.co/IBBSV7zS2r pic.twitter.com/l5gc9cphre— ILOAsiaPacific (@ILOAsiaPacific) August 29, 2019
For more information, please contact:Cristina Martinez
Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work
International Labour Organization (ILO)