In line with the theme ¨Decent work, decent life for women: Trade Unions take the initiative in the name of economic and social justice and equality¨, ITUC´s first World Women’s Conference is set to take place in Brussels, October 19 -21. For the occasion, Sustainlabour and the ITUC have worked jointly on the elaboration of a preliminary study entitled ¨Women Workers and Green Jobs: employment, equity and equality¨ which is to be presented at the Conference.
The study analyzes the potential and recent advances made in the creation of green jobs and their relation to the reduction of energy intensity, the protection and recovery of ecosystems, and the minimization of waste and contamination. The possible number of newly created jobs worldwide in sectors such as renewable energy, green construction, and alternative automotive production, will largely depend on what stimulus policies are adopted. The study therefore aims to analyze women’s access to these new jobs and the necessary political measures that should be applied so that they are not left out. The study will soon be available on Sustainlabour´s website.
For a copy of the draft report in English click here.
Pour la version en français du rapport cliquer ici.
Barcelona – Sustainlabour recently participated in a seminar from February 23 – 24, 2010, organized by the Spanish Trade Union Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) of Catalunya and presented the draft report “Women Workers and Green Jobs”.
Where does equality remain in the promotion of green jobs? If green employment represents the jobs of the future, they must also be jobs for women. Is this variable integrated into current proposals? The Sustainlabour Foundation and the ITUC have opened a debate as part of the first reflection on this issue in the form of a draft report entitled ¨Women Workers and Green Jobs: Employment, Equity and Equality¨ to be presented in Copenhaguen.
Place: COP 15. World of Work Pavilion, Copenhagen
Dates: 16 December 2009, 15:00 – 16:30 hs
Presentation of Sustainlabour´s Report "Women workers and Green Jobs"
Subject: challenges and opportunities of green jobs from a gender perspective. Identifying experiencies and proposals for women workers debates.
ITUC and Sustainabour joint Report.
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