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ILO Just Transition Pavilion at COP27
ILO at COP27

Keeping the social dimension of climate change at the forefront of discussions is the focus of events being organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the up-coming UN Climate Change Conference (COP27). Together with the European Commission, the ILO hosts the first ever Just Transition Pavilion, a convening space for events, meetings and knowledge sharing around just transition and climate action in cooperation with the UNFCCC, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and International Organisation of Employers (IOE). You can watch live – or replay – all events held in the Pavilion on this page. Please note all times are in Sharm-El-Sheikh local time (GMT+2, GVA+1).

Delivering a Just Transition in Global Shipping: Maritime Just Transition Task Force Launch

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Urgent actions are needed to fully decarbonize international shipping - the backbone of global trade - by 2050 to meet the Paris Agreement 1.5 temperature goal. To secure a Just Transition to green shipping, the maritime workforce will need to be upskilled, global training standards will need to be strengthened and seafarers will need to have a say. This side event is organised by Global Compact, the ILO, the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation. It will convene Ministers, union heads, the UN and Industry, to mark the launch of a 10-Point Action Plan by the Maritime Just Transition Task Force - the first global task force dedicated to securing a Just Transition in a sector.

Welcome Remarks

Sanda Ojiambo
Assistant Secretary-General; CEO and Executive Director
United Nations Global Compact

Keynote speaker

Sue Biniaz
Deputy US Special Climate Envoy, United States of America
Government of the United States


Pauliina Murphy
Engagement Director
World Benchmarking Alliance


Stephen Cotton
Secretary General
International Transport Workers’ Federation
Guy Platten
Secretary General
International Chamber of Shipping
Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga
Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines
Government of the Philippines

Closing remarks

Kitack Lim
Secretary General
International Maritime Organization
Eric Oechslin
Director of the Decent Work Team for North Africa and Country Director for Egypt and Eritrea
International Labour Organization (ILO)