Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

The Dialogue was organized in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the 23 October 2018, at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Many UN agencies contributed to this Dialogue, including, UN Environment, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Representatives from Fiji, France, Poland and Argentina shared their countries experiences along with enriching presentations by colleagues from South Centre, BlueOrchard, Development Bank of Southern Africa and Grantham Research Institute.

This Nexus Dialogue was aiming to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability. It explored the potential of innovative financial solutions and mechanisms to create scalable and effective ways of channeling both private money and public resources towards just transition. It also considered the inter-linkages of just transition with gender equality, human rights, indigenous people’s rights, migration, innovation, technology, education and poverty.

The outcome of the Dialogue is presented in 10 key messages to be considered in policy debates, implementation and for reporting purposes.  

For further information please refer to the concept note and agenda.