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COP 21: unions appeal for a ‘fair transition’
Planet Labor, 17 November 2015, n°9369 - www.planetlabor.com

With just a few days to go before COP 21 gets underway, unions worried over the consequences of climate change for jobs across the globe are appealing for any climate agreement to include a commitment for a ‘fair transition’. By ‘fair transition’ is meant meeting the challenges of the changing nature of work especially coping with jobs losses of the type that the southern countries have already experienced, supporting job creation in new sectors (such as recycling), and ensuring the conversion of employment areas with currently high energy consumption levels and highly dependent on fossil fuels.

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