A side event at the ICCM4 presented the Trade Unions campaign, their experiences around SAICM implementation and workers priorities towards 2020. It also linked to the stories shared in the Special Rapporteur Report.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20th 2015.
Trade unions in Argentina discussed and arrived at 14 joint commitments regarding the fight against climate change. Argentine unions are deeply committed to a sustainable future which includes reducing emissions, improving efficiency and guaranteeing the protection of workers. Sustainlabour was in attendance to contribute and participate in the discussion.
On August 27 in Lima Peru the three major unions CATP, CUT and CGTP met to agree on a message for climate action and reducing emissions. On emissions reductions, efficiency improvements and protection of workers, Peruvian trade union organizations show their strong commitment towards a sustainable future.
Step-change needed to get a Paris Agreement that’s ambitious and fair
(Bonn, Germany, 19 October, 2015) – A review of country climate targets reflecting the twin pillars of science and equity has been released by civil society ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris.
At the ICCM4 unions will launch a video and a publication on problems and solutions for occupational exposures to chemical hazards.
Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister and incoming President of the UN climate talks COP21, addressed the Trade Union Climate Summit 80 days before the start of the climate talks in Paris.
In partnership with the BlueGreen Alliance (an alliance that unites the largest union and environmental organizations), the USW launched a campaign to Put Breast Cancer Out of Work. Through this initiative they aim to prevent breast cancer and other chronic diseases by promoting safer alternatives to the current use of dangerous chemicals.