This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation, productivity, as well as employment status, informal employment and working poverty.
This report focuses on the challenges and opportunities faced by developing countries that are related to the Paris Agreement, both emerging as well as the least developed and most vulnerable countries. The paper is based primarily on the emerging evidence and experience gained on the ground in the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) 30 member countries in recent years, complemented by the published results of leading organizations in each of the areas reviewed.
Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change (ACW)
This working paper, Climate Stability, Worker Stability: Are they compatible?, addresses the dilemma inherent within a low-carbon transition. The transition away from fossil fuels is a necessary part of climate change mitigation, yet that entails losing traditional energy sector jobs. How can this be done justly and what role, if any, do broader societal trends have in this discussion?
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
This report aims to support governments of developed and developing countries in their endeavour to make energy transitions just. It brings together political and communications strategies for a just transition, building on research and case studies of energy transitions that have happened or that are happening in Canada, Egypt, Indonesia, India, Poland and Ukraine.
This policy brief addresses the main challenges of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. It outlines how the just transition can work in practice and what trade unions and workers’ organizations can do to support the achievement of global climate and sustainable development goals.
The report The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of Greening the Industrial Sector in Cambodia provides evidence on the economics and social benefits of greening the industrial sector of Cambodia based on a robust economic analysis that included a quantitative study and integrated modeling and scenario analysis.
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), International Labour Organization (ILO)
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Environmental sustainability and employment in Latin America and the Caribbean analyses the performance of the region's labour markets in 2017 and presents multiple policy proposals to promote decent work and labor-driven environmental sustainability.
This report provides an overview of the intrinsic link between jobs and the natural environment, outlining how the world of work will face increasing challenges related to the effects of environmental degradation on economic activity, working conditions and inequality. It also showcases how a green transition can create decent and inclusive employment.
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Restoring Forests and Landscapes: The key to sustainable future provides facts, figures and key message to encourage more investments in forest and landscape restoration. It demonstrates ways to achieve the 2020 and 2030 targets and how different organizations can best collaborate using regional and global platforms to accelerate the restoration process.
This report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018. Its shows that adaptation measures to climate change, such as investment in adaptation infrastructure can create jobs and protect workers and income. Social protection, entreprise development and skills policy are necessary to maximise the positive effect of the transition to a climate resilient economy.