Participation in COP 15, what do climate change and the climate negotiations mean for the world of work? Answers in an ILO Technical Brief

Although the inter-relations between climate change and social- and economic development are increasingly being recognized they have yet to translate into more coherent economic, social and environmental policies. In this respect, the new global agreement on climate means an opportunity that cannot be missed to incorporate the employment and social dimension of measures to adapt and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This brief identifies the most relevant issues for policy coherence and for the promotion of green and decent job creation and how the current gap could be bridged. The document also highlights the need to manage the different –negative and positive- impacts of climate change itself and climate change-related policies.