Industrial Transformation and Just Transition – Climate

While it is still technically feasible to avoid a 1.5˚C rise in temperature, behaviour and technologies will need to shift across the board in order to achieve these emissions reductions. Bold climate action can deliver USD 26 trillion in economic benefits through to 2030 (compared with business-as-usual) while generating more than 65 million jobs and avoiding more than 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution in 2030.

Through coordinated actions, unions have put a “Just Transition” approach to climate change in the Paris Climate Agreement and on the political agenda. This has led to the involvement of unions in national and sectoral climate policies.