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20 February Side event at the First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Creating green and decent work is a common goal for both the European Union and South Africa. These two regions are facing up to an unemployment crisis spiraling out of control which is condemning millions of workers to poverty and social exclusion - with young people being especially hard hit - meaning now is the time to prioritize and widen initiatives to reach this goal.
Creating green and decent work is a common goal for both the European Union and South Africa.Trade Unions from these regions met the 12th and 13th of February in Johannesburg to share both experiences and strategies and also to discuss these themes with their respective governments and other society actors
In order to meet its environmental targets, the EU is set for a rapid growth of the green economy. It is therefore important to anticipate new and emerging risks to occupational safety and health (OSH) in green jobs in order to ensure that these jobs are not only good for the environment but also for workers’ safety and health.
The plan's approach, which intends to act as a catalyst for a cultural revolution, is based on creating jobs linked to projects with an environmental slant.The main goal through this plan is to get the country back to work, and it includes special policies for youth, women, and the long-term unemployed
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is marching today against austerity and demanding a better future for the youth. Job creation and environmental protection have to be addressed jointly: Sustainlabour presents an overview of green jobs in the region. DGB Germany (see the Say it Loud section) and CGIL Italy present plans to make the economy social and environmentally sustainable.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe