Sensibilización y campañas

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Trade union campaign on Pesticides

Where: Dominican Republic and El Salvador

Exposure to pesticides is one of the main occupational risks in all the world. According to PAHO, in Latin America about 30% of occupational deaths are in the agricultural sector, most of them due to the exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Campaign: prevention of Chemical Risk at workplaces

Where: the Dominican Repubic

When: May 2013

In the Dominican Republic, the CASC has undertaken awareness raising actions with trade union representatives to sensitize workers and promote trade union action for prevention of chemical risks in the workplace.

Biodiversity and Employment: side event at COP 11 of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

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.

Towards Rio+20: A Sustainable New Deal for Europe

Place: Jorlunde, Denmark

Dates: March 12 -13, 2012

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) propose a sustainable new deal for Europe on the way to Rio+20 and beyond, and discuss along with union and NGO representatives workers´ views and the European labour movement’s priorities.

Sustainlabour at the European Parliament: Women and Green Jobs

Place: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: February 27, 2012

Sustainlabour along with experts from ILO and other organizations has been invited to participate in a public hearing organized by the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) of the European Parliament on the role of women in the green economy.

Side event at COP17: Unions on the Road: from Durban to Rio

Place: Durban, South Africa

Dates: December 5, 2011

Anabella Rosemberg and Sharan Burrow, International Trade Union Confederation; Laura Martin Murillo, Sustainlabour; Zwalenzima Vavi, General Secretary of COSATU, and Carmen Foro, Environmental Secretary, CUT Brazil call for renewed action and mobilization toward Rio + 20.

 

Side event at COP17: Climate change financing

Place: Durban, South Africa

Dates: December 2, 2011

Bheki Nsthalintshali, Deputy General Secretary of COSATU; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Jim Leape, Director General of WWF; Nnimmo Bassey, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth International; Ilana Solomon, Policy Analyst, ActionAid, and Laura Martin Murillo, Director, Sustainlabour discuss climate change financing.

Trade Union Campaign in Uruguay

Place: Uruguay

Date: October - November 2011

Trade Union campaig to promote the sound management of waste.

TU campaign - Nepal

Place: Nepal

Date: September - November 2011

Side Event: A Call to Action

Place: Room Pitaia, Cancun Messe, Cancun, Mexico.

Date: 9 December 2010, 18:30 - 20:00hs.

Showing of Sustainlabour / ITUC video on climate change.

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December 15, 2014

Lima climate conference deceives, but not the climate movement

ITUC news release. With governments ending yet another Climate conference in Lima, Peru, the trade union movement has to express its deep concerns on the low path of ambition that has been shown by negotiators and this despite the communication efforts deployed by many to dress the Lima deal as a step in the right direction.

December 12, 2014

Paris draft deal puts workers’ future at risk

The ITUC expressed its deep concern that the current lack of ambition, in particular before 2020, as well as the absence of any reference to the need for a Just Transition and Decent Work for workers when moving towards a low carbon economy put the prospects for labour’s support of the Paris deal in a difficult position.

December 10, 2014

The gap has two sides

Adapting to a warmer climate could cost almost three times as much as thought, says UNEP report

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