This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities for supporting a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges. The course is an opportunity to review concepts, global practices and national experiences, with the aim of understanding the main policy areas of the Guidelines and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.
Representatives of ministries of labour/employment and social partners, as well as government officials from other ministries (for example, environment, planning, finance); national and international development agencies; climate-change commissions, institutions and coalitions; environmental agencies; civil society organizations and academia. Gender-balanced participation is desirable.