Climate Justice and Industrial Transformation

There are no jobs on a dead planet.

We must decarbonise our world by 2050. This requires major emissions reductions and universal access to breakthrough technologies.

Unions want a global agreement implemented on the basis of just transition principles and plans: national and industry/enterprise plans that protect and create new jobs by investing in the necessary industrial transformation.

This is the most significant challenge the world will face in the next thirty years, but we must start now or we will lose the war on climate change with horrendous consequences for all working people and their communities.

The ITUC will work with affiliates to mobilise for a global agreement that frames the possibility of industrial transformation and guarantees a ‘just transition’.

The ITUC affiliates are equally committed to organising the workers in emerging green economy jobs in both the formal and the informal economy.