Climate Proof Our Work

Workers around the world say: Climate Proof our Work!

On the 26th of June, thousands of workers and unions around the world got involved in the Global Day of Workplace Action to Climate-Proof Our Work. Click one the image above to see their photos and actions.

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Next month, the UN Climate September will take place in New York. We will bring strong demands to our governments to implement national development plans - including Just Transition measures to protect workers, their families and their communities.

We are asking workers and their communities to join us in a global week of action to coincide with the UN Climate Summit (23 September). Starting with a global student strike on Friday 20 September and culminating with a global day of action on Friday 27th September , workers are demanding their governments be ambitious in their pledges to reduce carbon emissions and implement national development plans.

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

Sign up to get involved in the global week of action!

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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.

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.

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