Projects developed with Fundación Biodiversidad
The work of Sustainlabour and Fundación Biodiversidad is framed by a shared objective to develop information and tools that assist governments and civil society to come closer to more sustainable development models.
Fundación Biodiversidad is a public foundation of the Government of Spain, connected to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment. It works to preserve the natural heritage and biodiversity, directing its conservation toward generating employment, wealth, and well-being in all of society, with special attention given to the rural setting. The Fundación therefore collaborates with entities and institutions that form an extensive network in which the public sector, civil society and enterprise networks all participate.
Sustainlabour is among these organizations, with which the foundation develops projects which include work on research, communication and dialogue, and where trade unions and the world of work are the principal actors, and sustainable development the framework for action.
The transition to a more sustainable development with environmental, social and economic benefits will have significant effects on labour: new green jobs will be created in sectors that are related to natural resources and biodiversity (agriculture, fishing, forestry, and water supply for example) and in sectors that depend on the products and services that these provide (tourism, transport or construction). New jobs will also be created in sectors with low or zero environmental impacts such as the production of renewable energies, energy efficiency, waste management and recycling.
The assessment of green jobs at a global level and in Spain, the link between biodiversity and employment, and the training of trade unions in international negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity are the main working areas in which these projects are developed.
More specific information on each of them is available in the section on the right.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe