In November 2015, ILO constituents adopted Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. The Guidelines offer a policy framework and a practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change advance employment creation goals, social justice and promote just transitions for workers, enterprises and communities. The Paris Agreement on Climate Change equally noted the imperatives of a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work as essential elements in global and national responses to climate change.
The purpose of the Global Forum is to bring together representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and the research community, to share national and international experiences of just transition, to take stock of global research and to enhance the momentum for action on climate change.
The Forum will take place back to back with the GAIN Conference, which will take place the 6 and 7 December 2017.