Climate- and Employment-Proof Our Work with Just Transition

Climate change left unchecked threatens everyone and will leave whole regions uninhabitable. Extreme weather events with lasting devastation are already destroying jobs and livelihoods.

We have eleven years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5°C temperature rise, yet governments are not taking responsibility to realise their targets. Every government must raise its ambition and determine national development plans, including Just Transition measures to protect workers, their families and their communities. Every employer must have a plan for climate proofing their operations, and Just Transition measures must be at the heart of such plans.

Unions are ready to engage in dialogue at all levels to ensure that Just Transition measures are adequate and to build people’s trust in a process that will realise the ambition we all rely on.

There are no jobs on a dead planet - the alternative is to build good jobs on a living planet.