On Environment’s Day: A first ever discussion on jobs & environment

Do we have to choose between jobs and environment? Can workers benefit from a more sustainable economic model? What should we do to ensure that the protection of nature comes with more prosperity and rights for working people?

These are just a few of the questions unions will be discussing in the upcoming International Labour Conference, which for the first time will put the issue of sustainability and green jobs as a key topic for discussion for ILO constituents: workers, employers and governments.

In this debate, unions will be showing that the world of work is at the forefront of the challenges arising from environmental degradation and as such, it must develop a strategy to shift from this unsustainable model of production to a sustainable one. More information on the discussion can be found here.