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The ILO in Copenhagen: Climate change @ work

The ILO actively participates in the UNFCCC process and the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Taking part in the climate UNFCCC negotiations the ILO aims to support coherent policies which buffer the negative impacts of climate change on the labour market and creating opportunities for decent and green jobs and which sustain governments, employers and workers in the transition to adapt and to prevent dangerous climate change.

    When Dec 07, 2009 01:00 AM to
    Dec 18, 2009 11:00 AM
    Where Copenhagen, Denmark
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    • Economic recovery and Green Jobs: win-win for development, climate and labour?
      Side event on the 14th December 2009 in the World of Work Pavilion

      In order to discuss whether a green recovery from the financial crisis and green jobs are a win-win for development climate and labour Guy Ryder (General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Pavan Sukhdev (Project Leader for UNEP's “Green Economy” initiative) and high level officials are inviting to the debate.
    • Addressing social consequences of climate change:impacts on development, employment, health and gender.
      Side event on the 15th December in the Bella Center

      The event will highlight the multidimensional nature of climate change, far beyond the environmental impacts. Climate change is hitting the most vulnerable hardest, especially the world’s poor, because they are more likely to be dependent on the very resources affected by climate change and because they have far less capacity to protect and adapt themselves. These impacts threaten to undo the hard won achievements towards the Millennium Development Goals, yet climate change could be turned into an opportunity to achieve more sustainable societies and communities. Five UN agencies will jointly explore the options.
    • Green economy: Implementing a New Climate Deal. - [pdf 3777 KB]
      Side event on the 17th December 2009 in Bella Center

      As the international community faces a combination of grave financial, economic and environmental threats, one response to which many of the world’s economic policy makers are looking is the “Green Economy”. Mr. Achim Steiner (UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director) and high level officials from governments and the financial sector will discuss the linkages between the green economy and the major issues for the climate negotiations such as technology transfer, the mitigation policies, measures to reduce greenhouse gas emission from deforestation and climate finance.
    • The United Nations System Delivering as One on Climate Change.
      Side event on the 16th December 2009 in Bella Center

      As an active part of the United Nations System strategy for ‘Delivering as One on Climate Change’ ILO joins other UN agencies in inviting to debate the role of the UN system in providing coherent and consistent support to the efforts of Member States at national, regional and global levels for addressing climate change through action on adaptation, capacity building, technology transfer, REDD and other measures. The ILO will be represented by the Regional Director Sachiko Yamamoto who will describe the work of the ILO in addressing the labour and decent work dimension of climate change
    • Advancing work on adaptation to climate change: A United Nations system perspective.
      Side event on the 14th December 2009

      Adaptation to climate change is a complex challenge. The UN system is bringing together its diverse capacities into a coherent approach to assist countries in adapting to the impacts of climate change, while tackling poverty and achieving sustainable growth. This event will showcase good practices and resources developed by the UN system in key areas of adaptation such as integrated land and water management, disaster risk reduction, food security and data collection and analysis within the broader framework of development planning, knowledge sharing and partnership building:

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