Please find here our assessment of the Paris outcomes as well as the activities the union movement organised around it. Also a few suggestions on the way forward for the ITUC. Enjoy the read !
Trade unions will be present in Paris and will be engaging between them and with allies on their experiences on climate change around the world. Join us in our forum!read post
You will find in this presentation key information on union priorities before COP21, as well as on key dates for the union delegation in Paris.read post
Draft plans for engaging stakeholders on climate ambition in the UNFCCC UNFCCC The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit held in Rio in June 1992. The objective of this treaty is to “stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system”. However, the treaty is legally non-binding. It was signed by more than 180 governments and promotes the principles of common but differentiated responsibility and precautionary action. leave unions outside the list of actors to be called upon, when all other constituencies in the process are clearly referenced. Discrimination?read post
At a time when extreme weather events are aggravated by climate change, adding an incredible burden to other natural and man-caused disasters, the international labour movement engages on this issue to ensure that the focus of disaster risk reduction policies remains on protecting citizens’ lives, livelihoods and future.