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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).

Making the transition just – through social protection

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The long-term success of climate action and the transition will depend on how well negative social and economic impacts can be prevented or addressed. This panel discussion, organized with the support of the USP2030 Social Protection and Climate Change Working Group, aims to discuss the potential of social protection linked to skills and employment promotion to support people throughout the transition and leave no one behind.


Maarten van Aalst
Director of the RCCC and Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC)
Mariya Aleksandrova
Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability Programme / Senior Researcher
German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
Bert de Wel
Climate Policy Officer / Trade Union Focal Point at UNFCCC & UNEP, Belgium
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Pekka Kosonen
Finland’s Ambassador to Egypt
Government of Finland
Statement on behalf of the Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Guy Sidos
CEO and Chairman of MEDEF’s Ecological Transition Commission
VICAT, MEDEF’s Ecological Transition Commission


Marie-Christina Dankmeyer
Social Protection and Climate Change Specialist
International Labour Organization (ILO)