African trade unions stand up for Climate Justice

Last month, African trade unions led by the ITUC Africa joined other African social movements in order to discuss shared strategies to confront the climate crisis

The meeting agreed on a joint declaration (below) in which critical issues for the labour movement obtained support by other groups. These include the impacts on climate change for livelihoods and jobs in Africa, the urgent need to plan for a Just Transition which is people-centered, creates decent work and guarantees the rights of women.

The importance of calling for a legally-binding agreement, ensuring science is the basis for emission reduction targets and taking a decision in Durban on climate finance are also featured in the document.

Stand Up for Africa! Stand Up for Climate Justice!