In conjunction with 2016 International Labour Conference, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines, as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, hosted a High Level international discussion on climate change, heat and labour with the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, the International Trade Union Confederation, UNI Global Union and the International Organization of Employers, the World Health Organization and ACT Alliance. The dialogue is focused on possible policy responses to changing thermal conditions on exposed working populations in vulnerable developing countries.
Against the backdrop of the historic Paris Agreement, which took account of the imperatives of a just transition of the workforce and decent work, the high-level dialogue explores possible joint solutions to address the impacts of climate change on labour together with Ministers of Labour, international organizations and civil society groups.
This event builds on the collaboration started in April 2016 with the launch of the Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace report. Outcomes will contribute to policy recommendations for the ILO and other relevant international organizations, policy-makers and the private sector in order to respond to the challenge of heat-related impacts on labour productivity and workers’ health.
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