Employment for climate resilience

High-level dialogue on more quality jobs in Asia and the Pacific: Investing for a just transition

Panel discussion co-organized by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ILO on how investments and partnerships can accelerate a just transition to greener, fairer and more sustainable economies through decent work.


The Government of the Republic of the Philippines, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), is undertaking a major reform that strengthens the linkages between labour, environment, and economic policies to foster decent jobs and a just transition towards a sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive growth.

The Asian Development Bank is embarking on a new strategy - Strategy 2030 - where quality jobs is a priority area to effectively respond to the changes brought about by a rapidly evolving Asia and the Pacific, which is in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. By invitation only. Please contact Ms Cristina Martinez for more information.


Welcome and opening session

  • Mr Emmanuel de Guzman, Secretary, Climate Change Commission (CCC), Government of the Philippines
  • Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ILO ROAP)
Facilitated by Ms Amy Leung, Director-General, East Asia Department, concurrently Director—General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB

Panel discussion

Facilitated by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant-Director General and Regional Director, ILO ROAP

Open discussion

Kick-off comments from the floor :Questions to the audience via Slido (www.slido.com using event code #just)

Closing session

  • Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila)
  • Mr Kelly Bird, Country Director, ADB Philippines
Master of Ceremonies: Ms Cristina Martinez, Senior Specialist on Environment and Decent Work, ILO ROAP