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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.

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.

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.

IndustriALL expresses concern at US withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

6 June, 2017On 1 June 2017, US President Donald Trump announced that the USA would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

COP25 blog – 5 December 2019

5 December, 2019The fourth day of COP25, IndustriALL director of sustainability Brian Kohler reports.

COP25 blog – 8 December 2019

8 December, 2019Brian Kohler, IndustriALL director of sustainability shares his impressions of COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

Historic Just Transition plan to phase out coal mining in Poland

9 October, 2020Polish unions, employers and the government reached an agreement on 25 September to phase out coal mines by 2049. Polish mine and energy workers' union NSZZ Solidarnosc SGIE is concerned about the deadline, as the move will potentially leave several million people without jobs in mining, energy-intensive industries, and other dependent employment.

Tunisia experiments with a gradual transition to more sustainable jobs and businesses

16 November, 2020Until 2016, dozens of workers at the factory, located in Mahdia, central-eastern Tunisia, worked night and day on the large precision machines that now sit motionless and desperately silent. While waiting for activities to resume, Ali has been sleeping here, upstairs on a simple sofa, to make sure there aren’t burglaries. He keeps a watchful eye and a loving gaze on the company that now belongs to him and 40 or so other former employees who decided to buy their factory.

Shell workers determined to overcome Covid-19 challenges

6 November, 2020At IndustriALL’s 6th Shell union network meeting, workers from over 15 countries came together virtually to discuss how trends and developments in the sector and the Covid-19 pandemic impact workers at Shell operations.

Building a green future with mechanical engineering

6 November, 2020Over 60 participants from all continents attended the first online IndustriALL Global Union seminar on green technology in the mechanical engineering sector.