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COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 2 Tuesday 8 November 2016

9 November, 2016IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler blogs from day two of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), 8 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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.

OPINION: What is beyond COP21?

14 June, 2016Why is climate change a union issue? A transformation is coming, whether the
 world takes action on 
climate change or takes
 no action and awaits the consequences. We must not allow it to become a violent scramble for resources 
such as water, energy, and fertile land that completely dismisses workers’ rights and social protection. 

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.

ILO puts people first in future of work report

22 January, 2019The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for a human-centred agenda for the future of work in a landmark report launched today at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Germany bids farewell to hard coal after 200 years

29 December, 2018Having played a key role in the development of Germany’s industry, mine workers together bid an emotional good-bye to hard coal extraction at the country’s last operational coal mine in Bottrop on 21 December. 

South African unions call for a Just Transition to renewable energy

21 November, 2018Unions reject government plans to close five coal-fired power stations and award renewable energy contracts to independent power producers (IPPs) without a Just Transition plan in place. They say this will put close to 100,000 workers out of work.

IndustriALL’s Executive Committee advancing workers’ rights

29 May, 2019Global solidarity was a central theme at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee in Brussels on 21–22 May.  As workers’ rights are under attack, trade unions organize and build union power.

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.

COP21 and the Paris Agreement: A starting point, not a finish line

14 December, 2015The final version of the Paris Decision and Agreement was released Saturday 12 December at the end of COP21 – the twenty-first Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The outcome is weak and imperfect in several areas, but may be the best that could be politically achieved at this moment, and may nevertheless mark a turning point for the planet.