ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

This webinar has ended. A summary, presentations and a video recording of the proceedings are available here.

The International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year. It was first celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations in 2005, though its history as a day celebrated by the international cooperative movement and the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) goes back to 1923. This year, the theme of the IDC is "Cooperatives for Climate Action".

On the eve of the IDC, and as part of the ILO COOP Centenary Webinar series, the ILO will organize a webinar on this theme on 3 July 2020 between 13:30 and 15:00 (CEST). The webinar aims to highlight climate change mitigation and adaptation actions being undertaken by cooperative enterprises and their relevance in creating decent jobs.

To register for the webinar, please click here.

Tentative Programme

Date: Friday, 3 July 2020
Time: 13:30-15:00 (CEST)
Place: via Zoom Webinar
Language: The webinar is held in English with simultaneous translation into French and Spanish.

Speakers will include: 
  • Sonia Dias, Waste Specialist, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), Brazil - on waste picker cooperatives
  • Dirk Vansintjan, President,, Europe - on renewable energy cooperatives
  • Noel Raboy, President and CEO, CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative, Philippines - on weather index insurance 
  • Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Manager, Green Jobs Programme, ILO