Vulnerable Countries in New Partnership on Climate Change and Labour

Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

Room V, International Labour Organization, Geneva

10:00 – 12:00 – Thursday 28 April 2016

Event Flyer and Agenda (English, Pdf, 0.3mb)
On the occasion of the International Workers’ Memorial Day, the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and partners* are coming together in a multi-stakeholder partnership to address the major emerging concern of rising heat in the workplace and the economic, health and social consequences of the threat. An Issue Paper on the topic will be presented for the first time at the event, including facts and figures on the impact of altered thermal conditions due to climate change for the global workforce as well as options for responding to the challenge.
The policy discussion event, featuring high level speakers and stakeholders, will discuss the significant emerging challenge of changing thermal conditions due to climate change on exposed working populations, especially in vulnerable developing countries. Possible solutions to address this issue, as part of the implementation of the SDGs and the Paris Agreement adopted at COP21, will be highlighted.
To register or for further information please contact info (at) and greenjobs (at)
*The paper is being released as a joint effort coordinated by the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) , supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Secretariat and in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNI Global Union (UNI), the International Organization of Employers (IOE), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the NGO network ACT Alliance.
Photo Caption: Shoe Manufacturing in Haiphong, Viet Nam. Photo Credit: Tord Kjellstrom

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