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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).

Road to COP28 - “Just Transition for Arab states”

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Some of the Arab countries are the largest contributors to emissions and to the changing climate. The Arab region is also one of the most impacted by climate change, with water scarcity, desertification, loss of biodiversity being some of the effects already witnessed. Meanwhile, Arab countries have enormous human, natural and economic potential for leapfrogging and rapid clean economic growth. In order to tap into the huge potential for job creation in a diversified economy, a comprehensive set of just transition policies has the potential to stimulate economic growth and added value in agriculture, industry and services. The event will discuss how to move from commitment to the implementation of Just Transition policies.


H.E. Hanna Sarkkinen
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
H.E. Nivine El-Qabbage
Ministry of Social Solidarity
Qais Alsuwaidi
VP of Sustainability
Training, Assessment, and Quality Assurance, (TAQA)
Rabia Ferroukhi
Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Marek Harsdorff
Technical Officer on Green Jobs
International Labour Organization (ILO)


José Manuel Medina Checa
Enterprise Development and Job Creation Specialist
ILO Decent Work Team and Country Office
Nathalie Bavitch
UN Coherence and Partnerships Officer
ILO Regional Office for Arab States


Amany Aboulenin
Egyptian Trade Union Confederation (ETUF)
Marwa Gouda
Representative , Egypt
Telecom Egypt Workers Union (WE)