Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: February 13, 2012
On February 13, 2012, the CUT Brazil and Sustainlabour organized a debate in Sao Paulo, that gathered unionists, members of Vitae Civilis, Greenpeace, the Social Observatory, the organization of consumers, IDEC, and the observatory of women to discuss a new system of production and consumption and the relationships between the environmental and labour variables.
The discussion document for the event can be downloaded below : Placing the economy at the service of sustainable development. Challenges and opportunities in Rio + 20: Green Economy, jobs and production and sustainable consumption (available only in Portuguese).
The debate was set around the following questions:
1. What should an economy that respects environmental issues include in order to meet the needs of social progress? What elements should be considered in relation to the environment for a progressive economy?
2. What are the main conflicts that have occurred in the course of your work in relation to labour issues and the environment?
The Belgian platform Climate Coalition, a network of about 70 trade unions, environmental organization, North-South movements and youth movements, launched last March 27 a media campaign entitled “Jobs4Climate”.