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6/12/2023 10:00 AM


Strengthening collaborative strategies and cooperation for global transformation and a Just Transition

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The Just Transition narrative has broadened significantly over the years. This event will delve deeper into the original meaning of the transition and prioritize the needs of workers and the workforce. It will share examples of specific national Just Transition plans, along with a discussion on the outcomes of the International Labour Conference 2023 and the ongoing negotiations of the UNFCCC Work Program on Just Transition.

10:00 am   Welcome

                    Stefan Körzell, Member of the Executive Board of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB)

                    Eric Manzi, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)


10:10 am   Impulse “Just Transition Work Programme: current status and outlook for 2nd week”

                     Bert De Wel, Climate Change Officer, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)


10:20 am   ILO conclusions on Just Transition from the International Labour Conference 2023

                     Marek Harsdorff, Economist at the ILO Green Jobs Programme


10:30 am Reflection on the previous statements

Ali Zaidi, Assistant to the US-President and White House National Climate Advisor

Dirk Meyer, Director of Department Multilateral Development Policy; Transformation; Climate at

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


10:40 am    Panel discussion: Reflections on speaker contributions, regional perspectives, and national Just Transition strategies

                     Frederik Moch, Head of the Structural, Industry and Service Policy Department at the DGB

                     Zoe Lipman, Deputy Director, Industrial Union Council at AFL-CIO

                     Igor Diaz, President of Sintracarbón, Colombia


11:25 am    Conclusion

                     Frederik Moch

                     Diana Junquera, Director, Just Transition Centre ITUC