28 October 2014, Coron town, Palawan, Philippines
After two weeks of negotiating in Lima, Peru, delegates from more than 190 U.N. member countries failed to reach a consensus on a global climate agreement strong enough to serve as a foundation for what would replace the Kyoto Protocol by next year’s climate change summit in Paris.
Justices from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to measures to strengthen environmental law adjudication and enforcement in the region.
Asia and the Pacific is expected to be hit hard by the impacts of climate change, with seven of the top ten vulnerable countries in the world being in the region. This publication showcases technologies that can be used to address such impacts across six sectors: agriculture, coastal resources, human health, transportation, water resources, and disaster risk management. The solutions presented may serve to demystify the technologies surrounding adaptation options.
The report entitled “Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World” is the first comprehensive study on the emergence of a “green economy” and its impact on the world of work. It includes new data that shows a changing pattern of employment in which green jobs are being generated in many sectors and economies around the world as a result of measures to tackle climate change and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. This has also led to changing patterns of investment flows into areas such as renewable energy and energy efficiency at the household and industrial level. Within current policy frameworks, only a fraction of the potential benefits for jobs and development is forthcoming.
From October 6 to October 17, the Asia-Pacific Environment and Decent Work Specialist, Ms Lurraine Baybay Villacorta, participated in the Academy on the Green Economy organised in Turin, Italy. Ms Baybay Villacorta had the opportunity to take part in this knowledge fair, and present green jobs concepts, the role of financial system stakeholders, green infrastructure/works and green entrepreneurships. Ms Baybay Villacorta shared knowledge and experiences from the Asia and the Pacific region, while gaining insights from partners' experiences as well as foster collaboration in the work towards supporting constituents in the just transition to a green economy. Here, you will find resources Ms Baybay Villacorta presented. The ILO ICT has also launched an e-campus accessible via http://ecampus.itcilo.org/mod/page/view.php?id=1162.
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