March 8, 2012

As women we are not resigned to being frozen in time

March 8 is International Women´s Day. Our fight for rights, for social justice and more sustainable egalitarian societies continues - a fight that regretfully remains difficult.

We are not resigned to women being “frozen in time”. Unfortunately the gender pay gap has remained at the same level over the past 10 years. On average women are paid 18% less than their male counterparts. A new report published by the ITUC examines this, read it here.

The important role that women could play in the emerging green economy should not be ignored nor should the importance of ensuring women’s access to green jobs. Have a look at our interesting report on Women Workers and Green Jobs here.

 

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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.

March 27, 2014

The Planet counts on you

Next Saturday, March 29, you will have the opportunity to join in a campaign that has become a very interesting global initiative in defense of the environment: Earth Hour. From Sustainlabour we call for your participation.

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Dave Foster calls to Repare America

The Executive Director of the Blue Green Alliance opens the 2014 Green Jobs, Good Jobs Conference. These gatherings have told the story of US recent politics—from the economic disaster of 2008-2009 to the bitter disputes over the role of government in charting economic recovery to the long, painful slog of the last few years attempting to solve chronic unemployment problems and the growing crisis of global warming.

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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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