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Germany’s IG BCE and chemical employers call for just transition

27 September, 2012IndustriALL’s German affiliate IG BCE has issued a joint policy paper with employer associations regarding the effects of the energy transition in Germany on the chemicals industry.

Trade unions examine global energy issues

18 October, 2012The Cornell Global Labor Institute and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation hosted a conference entitled "Energy Emergency - Energy Transition: Developing Trade Union Strategies for a Global Transition" from 10 to 12 October, 2012.

Sustainable Industrial Policy launch

17 May, 2013IndustriALL is launching an ambitious initiative on Sustainable Industrial Policy which aims to stimulate debate and action among affiliates and so promote a union perspective on the key sustainability issues for industry.

IndustriALL's initial reaction to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change decision CP.21 and Paris Agreement

14 December, 2015The Paris Agreement, released on Saturday 12 December, has already been hailed by some as an historic achievement, and by others as a historic failure. These reactions do not help us to understand what it is, and what it is not.

Electrical sector in Latin America builds unity and strength

24 July, 2017Union representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala and El Salvador shared two days of intensive discussions on the situation in the electrical sector in the region, and agreed to work to achieve unity and strength.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 4 Thursday 10 November 2016

11 November, 2016IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from day four of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 10 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

IndustriALL Global Union Sectoral Sustainability Report

29 June, 2016The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015 to cut global greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, will have a significant impact on IndustriALL’s sectors. Unions need to look at public policies at the national level and develop action to ensure a Just Transition for workers.

“We want an industrialized Africa” say IndustriALL affiliates

12 December, 2018Around 80 participants from 20 Sub-Saharan African countries attended IndustriALL Global Union’s Conference on Industrialization in Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7 December 2018, to explore union strategies on sustainable industrialization of the continent.

COP18 disappoints

20 December, 2012The 18th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) has ground its tedious way to its unsurprising conclusion with the adoption of a weak package of decisions dubbed the “Doha Climate Gateway”. It is now time to assess this Gateway and determine where we stand.

Powering up the Southern African Energy Network

9 October, 2013Unionists from the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Johannesburg on 1 and 2 October and resolved to reinforce cooperation and continue strengthening energy sector unions in order to increase the union network influence in the energy sector.