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Asian Regional Trade Unions Training on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work

This training workshop, “Trade Union Training on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs & Decent Work”, is designed to enhance the understanding of trade unions on challenges posed by climate change and other environment problems for the world of work, ILO’s green jobs response and relevance of decent work agenda to green jobs and sustainable development. The training is expected to contribute towards unions’ technical and organizational capacities for effective social dialogue for policy development and initiatives for decent work in ‘green economy’, including greening & decent work in existing jobs. The workshop will seek to promote follow up action plans by unions for decent green work.

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    When Feb 02, 2015 09:00 AM to
    Feb 06, 2015 03:30 PM
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    This training programme will address the following needs:
    • Raise awareness among union representatives in Asia and the Pacific on challenges posed by climate change for the world of work, ILO’s green jobs response and relevance of decent work agenda to green jobs and sustainable development,
    • Develop understanding on the linkages between environment policies and labour standards so as to promote decent-green jobs for workers in a green economy,
    • Promote union capacities for engaging in social dialogue at regional, national and company level to contribute to policy making and union actions to promote green jobs initiatives with decent work at its core, including through DWCPs.

    Objectives

    This training workshop is aimed at building the capacity of trade unions in the area of sustainable development, climate change policies, green jobs and decent work. Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

    • Know about key concepts in the environmental debate, including dimensions of sustainability, relations between growth & development and links between environment, poverty and human well-being;

    • Develop understanding of environmental challenges and their consequences for employment, livelihoods & development and role of trade unions;

    • Review the key environmental challenges facing their countries and identify main issues being faced by the workers and trade unions as a consequence of these climate change & other environment hazards;

    • Understand the links between environment protection policies, work place conditions and relevance of ILO’s labour standards in a green jobs strategy and role collective bargaining in promoting decent-green jobs; wishes to make a focal point for environment and sustainable development issues; OR

    • Acquire understanding of the Decent Work approach, DWCPs and its relevance for developing responses to deal with climate change issues, including green jobs strategies;

    • Suggest policies for mainstreaming gender issues in responses to climate change policies and actions;

    • Analyse challenges and opportunities for the generation of decent work in a new model of sustainable production and consumption.

    • Develop a follow up work plan - aimed at contributing to the technical and/or institutional development within trade unions in the area of workers education, policy development and/or actions for promotion of decent green jobs;

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