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COP22 Marrakesh Blog – Day 3 Wednesday 9 November 2016

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

South-South union solidarity against challenges of energy transition

21 April, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Latin America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa met virtually on 7 April to exchange ideas on energy transition and how to reach better agreements for workers and communities.

Lima climate talks a bitter disappointment

19 December, 2014There was a bitterly disappointing end to the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) on 13 December in Lima, Peru. After two weeks of intensive negotiations, the ambition to hold temperature rises to 2C all but vanished and trade unions' demands for a Just Transition to a sustainable future were ignored.

IndustriALL’s Global Worker is out now

26 May, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s seventh edition of Global Worker is out and includes a new set of profiles, reports and interviews from a workers’ perspective.

European Parliament votes in favour of a Just Transition fund

22 February, 2017The European Parliament has voted to support a proposal to revise its Emissions Trading System Directive, which would allow for some of the funds raised by the auction or sale of emissions certificates to be used for Just Transition measures, such as labour market adjustment programmes.

Union leaders announce commitments to fight against climate change

22 May, 2014At the ITUC congress in Berlin, more than 50 unions representing millions of workers signed up for the Unions4Climate action. This call for climate justice signals the start of a global mobilisation for a climate deal in Paris in 2015.

IndustriALL's Executive Committee calls for an end to protection contracts and stands up for union democracy

3 December, 2018At its meeting in Mexico City on 29 and 30 November, IndustriALL Global Union's Executive Committee called for an end to protection contracts in Mexico, took steps to protect union democracy against the growing number of neoliberal governments around the world, and undertook to continue to combat gender-based violence.

Mexican activists plan an exchange platform for energy transition

14 December, 2018Nineteen representatives of independent trade unions and social movements in Mexico related to wind power and hydroelectric industries met on 3 December and agreed to create an exchange energy platform.

COP25 blog – 6 December 2019

6 December, 2019The fifth day of the COP25 conference, Brian Kohler reports

Global call for climate action on 27 September

19 September, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates to take action on 27 September as part of the worldwide movement to combat climate change.