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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April 21, 2014

Sherpa Dorje Khatri Reported Killed in Everest Avalanche

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Nepalese Sherpa Dorje Khatri, leader of Nepal’s trade union of Sherpas and a committed defender of the environment, was reportedly amongst 12 people killed in one of the worst disasters on Mount Everest ever recorded.  In 2011 Khatri planted the ITUC flag atop the peak of Everest as part of global mobilisation by unions pushing for action on climate change leading up to the Durban Climate Summit, which he attended.

April 9, 2014

What happened to Green Jobs in Spain?

In Spain, the transformation of the production system towards a green economy has entailed an important source of jobs during the last years. However, as Carlos Martínez Camarero points out in a recent article in the journal Ecologista, the potential for green job creation has been hindered by different political decisions.

April 1, 2014

"The era of climate responsibility"

The new IPCC report released this Monday confirms that Climate Change is a reality today, a serious global threat that requires urgent and stronger action if it is to be tackled. This report, from the IPCC Working Group II, assesses the climate changes impacts to date, the future risks and the ways to reduce these risks through adaptation.

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Belgian Climate Coalition launched a campaign for climate jobs

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”.

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