On Friday October 19 2012, Sustainlabour organizes an event at COP 11 of CBD to present the new report published together with the ITUC entitled Ecosystems, Economy and Employment. Representatives of Ecoropa and governments of India, Spain and Brazil will participate in the event.
The report to be presented analyzes the links between biodiversity, ecosystems and employment and emphasizes the need and potential to transform our productive sectors to protect biodiversity and ensure decent and sustainable jobs.
The event will also count with contributions from representatives of the Spanish trade union (CCOO) and the Central Workers Union (CUT) Brazilian unions who will share their experiences in relation to biodiversity, the challenges that remain to be solved and new opportunities for trade union action arising from the protection and sustainable management of biodiversity and natural resources.
Christine von Weizsäcker, president of Ecoropa will talk about the importance about unions get involved in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Representatives of the Indian Forest Service will present the experience in job creation, poverty reduction and environmental works under the social protection policy called (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme).
The General Director of Environmental Quality and Assessment of the Ministry of Environment of Spain, Guillermina Yanguas, will present his country's experience in creating employment in areas related to biodiversity, especially under the program Empleaverde.
Finally, the director general of the Department of Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, will address the issue of how to ensure policy coherence between social protection and biodiversity, in particular the Brazilian experience with the Bolsa Verde.
Presentations are available below.
This event is part of "The World of Work and Biodiversity" project which Sustainlabour is developing in collaboration with the Biodiversity Foundation and the Federation of Citizen Services (FSC) of CCOO.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe