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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).

What does a Just Transition mean for Africa?

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Outgoing COP President addressed the conference by saying that climate action is action for green growth and job creation. Can it happen in Africa? Leapfrogging 20 century development stages and transitioning to net Zero? What is needed to make climate action create jobs and ensure it is just? This event will discuss these issues.


Dr. Martina E. Nwordu
Director of Employment
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Lamia Hamrouni
National Institute for Research in Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (INRGREF)
Mao Amis
African Center for Green Economy
Rhoda Boateng
Programme Coordinator
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Africa
Vincent Onguso Oeba
Principal Research Scientist & Coodinator Climate Change in Forestry & Biometry
Kenya Forestry Research Institute


Marek Harsdorff
Technical Officer on Green Jobs
International Labour Organization (ILO)