A Just Transition
The transformation towards a society based on climate-justice solutions requires a ‘just transition’ for workers and the creation of decent, safe and clean jobs.
A just transition means that polluters, not the poor, pay for the costs of climate change and of changing global patterns of consumption and production.
Workers play a pivotal role in catalyzing positive change in society, and will continue to stand in solidarity, as individuals and through their labor-unions, with all those who struggle for social, ecological and gender justice.
Underlining demands of workers and unions is the principle of a ‘just transition’, further demands include:
- The adoption of concrete measures in all fundamental elements of the international regime on climate change that support structural economic transformation and ensure a socially just and equitable global response to climate change.
- The International Labour Organisation (ILO) being given the mandate to oversee the operationalisation of just transition and report on progress at the UNFCCC.
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You may be interested in the following statements and declarations by workers’ organisations:
- “Stand Up For Africa! Stand Up For Climate Justice!” – IUTC-Africa (2011).
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