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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.

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.

Retraining and upskilling: solutions for the future of (human) work?

12 August, 2019In three years’ time, 42 per cent of task hours will be performed by machines or algorithms and humans will take care of the remaining 58 per cent. New jobs will emerge in fields such as data, employing 133 million people around the world, whilst others, such as postal jobs, will disappear, leaving 75 million people out of work.

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.

Chernobyl workers also needed Just Transition

25 April, 2016As we commemorate the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 30 years ago, we remember all the deaths and illnesses caused by radiation, but also those thousands of workers who needed Just Transition as the power plant closed down.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 11 Thursday 17 November 2016

18 November, 2016IndustriALL's director for sustainability Brian Kohler's final blog post on day 11, 17 November, of the twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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.

COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 8 Monday 14 November 2016

15 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.

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.

IndustriALL welcomes oil and gas initiative to create fund for low emissions technologies

9 November, 2016On Friday, November 4, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a coalition of ten of the world’s major oil companies, announced their commitment of a billion dollars over 10 years to fund low emissions technologies, as part of their commitment to fighting climate change.