Discussion guide on Environment and Green Jobs

Discussion forum | 06 June 2017
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Tip: the discussion should first establish the factual basis and then consider the actual implementation of the respective policies and actions.
  1. Does the national programming framework explicitly address issues related to climate change, environmental sustainability, and the greening of the national economy, including from a gender perspective?

  2. Does government assess the job destruction and job creation potentials of these measures, including on traditional livelihoods of indigenous and tribal peoples?

  3. Does government adopt regulations, offer incentives, or otherwise implement strategies to make production and consumption more sustainable (in terms of energy consumption, resource depletion, emissions etc.)?

  4. Does the national labour law and the labour inspection system take into account environment-related effects on the workplace environment, including occupational safety and health conditions?

  5. Does government conduct environmental impact assessments, for example when deciding on investments or evaluating a programme, including on lands traditionally occupied by indigenous and tribal people? 

  6. Does government implement programmes to assist affected communities to adapt to climate change?

  7. Does government promote “green jobs” (as defined in this section)?

  8. Are the social partners actively involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of measures designed to enhance the environmental sustainability of the national economy?

  9. Does the community of development partners, including the UN system, support the government’s efforts to make the national economy more environmentally sustainable?