A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

This technical paper firstly addresses the negative impacts of climate change, such as through natural disasters, heat waves or droughts on employment and livelihoods. Second, it explores how climate-related policy, investment and consumption responses taken by countries, enterprises, workers and communities to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change can affect labour markets in their entirety with overall job gains. Finally, in view of the social and economic consequences of climate response measures, this paper concludes by stressing the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

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