Climate crisis threatens the livelihoods of billions of people and it already forces millions to migrate. Scientists warn that the cost of inaction or further delays will be much higher, especially for vulnerable people in developing, transition and industrial economies.

A Just Transition secures the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Based on social dialogue between workers and their unions, employers, government and communities. A plan for Just Transition provides and guarantees better and decent jobs, social protection, more training opportunities and greater job security for all workers affected by global warming and climate change policies.

This workforce is driving agile response on critical issues at hand. Unions must be at the table at all levels to negotiate the Just Transition measures required to ensure trust in the necessary shifts in energy, and in technological advances to ensure both mitigation and adaptation across all industries and sectors.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity to advance goals that are critical to the labor and social movement. Technology can provide opportunity, but it will also disrupt jobs and current supply chains. Digitalization, automation and data should be managed, and monitored to protect jobs and living standards. Full employment remains a goal of the union. Just Transition measures are vital to realize these shifts.

Taskforce PriorityTaskforce Policy Recommendations
Strategic input to national and global policy dialogues and planning on Just Transition.Ensure responsible business conduct in global supply chains.
Starting and supporting social dialogue processes involving unions, communities, government and business, with participation from investors and expertsEmpowering workers and their allies through sharing examples of Just Transition processes and plans, facilitating peer-to-peer skill and experience sharing, and capacity building on Just Transition.
Promote a Just Transition to a zero-carbon and greenhouse gas emissions economy and mitigate climate change.Addressing disruptions in global supply chains should be a priority for saving and creating jobs.
Undertake an ambitious and necessary reform of the WTO to include labor and environmental standards.A comprehensive action plan to empower youth for just transition.
Guarantee policy coherence between the ILO, the IFIs, and other institutions of global governance.A comprehensive actionable plan to upskill workers suited for change across all industries.
End corporate monopoly power with strong competition policy and regulate against workplace surveillance and for consent and reparation for private and government data where consent is given.Ensure social dialogue to fast track just transition projects and to adequately prepare labor supply.
Preparing the workforce for the adoption and diffusion of new technologies with skills development, labor protections and guarantees, and investment in public digital infrastructure.
Creating social dialogue processes to facilitate the adoption of new technologies in the public sector (among other areas, smart cities, public health, and public education institutions, green economies).

Just Transition Task Force

Mr.Khaled Aldosary

Mr.Khaled Aldosary

Task Force Leader

Legal Consultant of National Committee of Workers’ Committees

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