After 30 years on Bogotá’s buses, I fear that just transition is slipping out of our hands

“December 2021. That’s the last date when the buses I have been working in and around my whole life will be phased out, for a new generation of all-electric ones. …

Publicación: RETOS DEL TRABAJO DEL FUTURO: Una aproximación desde CoLombia

Esta publicación analiza los fenómenos del Futuro del Trabajo, traídos al contexto y los retos específicos nacionales en Colombia abordados en cuatro capítulos: El reto de pensar el futuro del …

In the absence of federal legislation, US labour unions are laying the groundwork for a post-fossil fuel economy

When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal (GND) to Congress in 2019, many within organised labour responded with deep scepticism. The GND was presented as a non-binding resolution …

Changing fashion’s buying practices: What’s to come for brands

Calls to rewrite the terms of buying contracts, a key hurdle to a more ethical and sustainable fashion industry according to advocates, are building as the lens on fashion’s performance …

It has the legal framework but what will it take to power genuine just transition in the Philippines?

In 2008, the Philippines passed the landmark Renewable Energy (RE) Act, which aimed to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and harness its local energy sources. The law was designed to attract …

Corporate Climate Pledges Often Ignore a Key Component: Supply Chains

Many companies do not account for the emissions from their supply chains, which can be a significant majority of their contributions to greenhouse gases. For nearly 30 years, the pharmaceutical …

The Migrant Workers Who Follow Climate Disasters

A growing group of laborers is trailing hurricanes and wildfires the way farmworkers follow crops, contracting for big disaster-recovery firms, and facing exploitation, injury, and death. “Bellaliz Gonzalez had never heard of …

THE GREEN HORIZON WE SEE BEYOND THE BIG BLUE

The report comes at a critical time as global leaders begin to descend upon Glasgow for COP26. The world needs to see commitment by industry, governments and workers to the …

User’s manual to the ILO’s Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

“This user’s manual was prepared with the objective of encouraging and assisting workers’ organizations to engage in policy discussions at all levels in shaping just transition, including in the implementation …

ILO Asia Pacific Report: Opportunities for a Just Transition to environmental sustainability and COVID-19 recovery in the textile and garment sector in Asia

“The impact of COVID-19 on the textile and garment sector in Asian countries has been and continues to be immense, and may last for a very long time. While countries …

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