Climate Proof Our Work

We have a climate crisis: extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods.

Workers are on the frontline of climate change. We have just 11 years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree temperature rise.

Trade unions know that change starts with dialogue. You can start by having a conversation with your employer about their plans to climate-proof jobs and reduce emissions in their operations.

On June 26, join the Global Day of Workplace Action to Climate Proof Our Work, sign up and start the conversation with your boss.

If we don’t act now, we will soon reach the tipping points of irreversible damage to our planet.

  • Temperature increases will lead to the loss of 72 million jobs.
  • Glaciers are retreating almost everywhere around the world and global sea levels rose 20cm in the last century.
  • More than 83 million climate refugees have fled from disaster and have lost livelihoods.
  • Climate-related disasters have been responsible for thousands of deaths and USD 320 billion dollars in economic losses.

There are no jobs on a dead planet, but together we can build good jobs on a living planet.

Are you ready to climate-proof your workplace? Then follow these simple steps:

  1. Sign up to get updates about the Global Day of Workplace Action.
  2. Download the “Climate Proof our Work” guide: get your Global Day of Workplace Action campaign pack for all the information and tools on this campaign.
  3. Tell us about your job, your union and work place: send us a photo of your workplace and tell us what you do. Is climate change affecting your job?
  4. Ask to meet your employer on 26 June: Let us know if you asked to meet your employer, and we’ll keep a tally of all the unions and the workplaces taking part in the Global Day of Workplace Action.
  5. Tell us how it went: Share a photo of your meeting and the highlights of what was discussed.

Hungry to do more? There are a number of ways to get involved:

  • Spread the word: get your friends, colleagues, unions involved in the Global Day of Workplace Action! Stick up a poster at your workplace or post a sharegraphic on social media.
  • I’m in ✓: show that you’re taking part in the Global Day of Workplace Action with this poster/sharegraphic or Facebook Frame.
  • Follow us: get the latest updates on our Facebook and Twitter page and use the hashtags #cPOW #ClimateProofOurWork #26June

The ITUC is working for a ‘Just Transition’ to secure the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Together workers, unions and employers can act by climate-proofing their business, and put Just Transition measures at their heart of their plans. If you want guidance about how to talk with your employer, contact your union, your Global Union Federation or the ITUC.