Climate Change

Climate change and the excessive use of scarce resources are prompting urgent calls for a shift towards more sustainable development and greener economies. Trade unions are now committed to combat climate change. Ensuring our societies enter a trajectory which prevents catastrophic climate change is essential to the jobs and welfare of workers everywhere and to the long-term future of the planet. Achieving ambitious emission reductions and sustainable adaptation strategies is therefore a union issue. BLF works actively with its affiliates in positioning the labour movement in the climate agenda – on the need for a fair, ambitious and binding agreement, on emission reduction targets and differentiated responsibilities, on financing climate policies, among others – and on developing a comprehensive strategy for a “just transition” for workers and communities to ensure we all are part of a sustainable, low-carbon economy and benefit from decent and green jobs.

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