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The Transition towards Sustainability in Peru: trade unions proposals

Authors: Laura Maffei, Laura Martin and Julio Rivera

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The Study “Towards a greener and fair economy in Peru: trade unions´ proposals” provides an in-depth description of Peruvian trade unions proposals on the transiton towards a sustainable economy for three key sectors: mining, water management and fisheries. It contains a background section identifying a summary description of main social and environmental challenges faced by Peru.

Reducing emissions from the workplace

Authors: Laura Martín, Julio Rivera

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The report “Reducing emissions from the workplace” provides an in-depth description of a selection of trade union initiatives to reduce GHG emissions at national, sectoral, and workplace level from Belgium, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. It contains as well, a general compilation of different initiatives undertaken by different trade unions around the developed and developing world.

Waste management transitions: environmental aims and labour outputs

Authors: Laura Martín

Published: September 2014 (DRAFT)

The Waste management transitions in 4 cities: environmental aims and labour outputs” report analyses environmental and socio-labour outputs of current waste management initiatives in 4 cities: Montevideo (Uruguay), Ahmedabad and Pune (India), and San Francisco (USA). The study focuses on recycling policies and on how formal and informal workers associations assess and get involved with these processes.

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December 19, 2014

Governments from all regions of the world urge progressive phase out of highly hazardous pesticides

International delegates at a global forum set up to achieve sound management of chemicals worldwide, have agreed to address the problem of highly hazardous chemicals (HHPs). 

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.

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Valerie Denney. IPEN


Global Lead Paint Elimination Picks Up Steam

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