The report, produced with the support of Sustainlabour, intends to promote a stronger interaction among governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in an increasingly challenging area for the world of work: environment, green economy and sustainable development. By identifying successful experiences, the report at hand presents practices, challenges and opportunities in developing and strengthening an efficient social dialogue on environmental issues at all levels.
The selected initiatives represent potential routes for the strengthening of spaces for democratic decision making for government, employers’ and workers’ representatives as well as civil society actors in the transition towards a green economy. They cover a wide range of experiences in which social partners, civil society and governments have established efficient and effective formal and informal dialogue mechanisms for addressing environmental issues, such as consultations, negotiations, or exchanges of information.
The report stresses the need for a broad participation in environmental discussions. Different experiences described in this report thus highlight the contribution of the civil society, the collaboration between governments and international agencies, as well as regional practices of social dialogue.
The report suggests that further strengthening social dialogue processes related to environmental policies is needed. Some general recommendations include linking environmental policies with labour policies, maximizing participation from workers, employers and labour institutions, fully utilizing different dialogue structures at all levels, establishing transparent financing mechanisms, and institutionalizing social dialogue mechanisms.
You can read the report here.
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