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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.

Philippine affiliates affirm sustainable industrial policy as a priority issue

22 July, 2015Philippine unions reiterated their commitment to promote sustainable industrial policy as a priority issue at the conclusion of a one-day workshop on the topic on 18 July.

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.

Ivory Coast: Continued fight for workers’ rights in the oil sector

19 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in the Ivory Coast, SYNTEPCI, is continuing to fight violations against workers’ rights at Klenzi Distribution SA, Libya Oil, and Petroci, giving a strike notice on 3 November.

Small step but giant leap for the financial transaction tax

17 October, 2012Eleven countries agreed to implement a Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) in the near future at a meeting of European Union finance ministers in Brussels on 9 October, however questions still remain on where the money will go.

Time running out to avoid climate disaster

3 December, 2014The window of opportunity to reduce emissions and avert climate disaster is rapidly closing, said Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Peruvian Minister of Environment and President of COP-20, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru.

Struggle for resources threatens labour rights

5 December, 2014Climate change threatens everything the labour movement stands for: fairness; social justice; decent work, and human rights, reports Brian Kohler, IndustriALL Global Union’s director of sustainability from the United Nations climate change conference, COP-20, in Lima, Peru. 

Strong union presence in renewables is key to future

12 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from the mechanical engineering sector met in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 10 and 11 December 2018 to explore organizing in the rapidly growing renewables sector.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 6 and 7, 12 and 13 November, 2016

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