Building inclusive green economies
“Decent work is both a means and an end in the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is growing recognition that climate change and its potential impact on businesses and workers could reverse the economic and social progress achieved over decades - and compromise the ability to reach many of the SDGs.”
This remark made by the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, opened the second edition of the PAGE Academy on Green Economy, which is taking place at the Centre from 3 to 14 October.
Organized within the framework of the UN Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this two-week learning event is meant to solidify current knowledge and foster an exchange of practices among countries and organizations to build environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies.
The Academy on the Green Economy brings more than 150 participants together from over 35 countries. Ministers and high-level decision makers from low-income, emerging and industrialized countries, together with representatives from the private sector, the civil society and workers’ organisations, will join senior management officials from the ILO, other PAGE Agencies (UNEP, UNIDO, UNDP and UNITAR) and national partners.
The High Level Policy Dialogue The Future of Work in the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies opens the Academy, presenting recent policy outcomes as well as new research results and inputs developed by research institutions such as the Club of Rome, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and McKinsey. By recognizing the significance of employment and distributional impact in the transition to greener economies and the need to ensure a fair transition for enterprises, workers and communities, the outcomes of this policy dialogue will contribute to the ILO’s Future of Work Initiative.
A Knowledge Fair on Inclusive Green Economy Solutions will follow on 4 October. It will provide the opportunity to share and discuss practical tools and best practices initiatives at country and global levels, and to benefit from each other’s experience while developing new strategies for environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies.
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