Ribera will be part of the ILO Advisory Council to promote the initiative "Climate Action for Employment"

The fourth vice president of the Government and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has accepted the invitation of the director general of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, to join the International Advisory Council created by this body specialized agency of the United Nations to promote the initiative "Climate Action for Employment".

In a letter, Ryder thanks Spain for its "leadership and commitment to place jobs and livelihoods as central elements of the global response to the challenge of climate change", and asks it to be part of the Council created to implement these premises. "The ILO looks forward to the opportunity to work closely with you to take far-reaching action in the field of climate change, promote social justice and promote decent work and just transition," adds the ILO Director-General.

In addition to Vice President Ribera, the ILO has invited other ministers and senior officials of the International Organization of Employers and the International Trade Union Confederation to join this Council, which already has a mandate.

The Climate Action for Employment initiative is an ambitious global program promoted by Spain and Peru on behalf of the United Nations and implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which aims to provide a clear roadmap to implement plans for just transition at the national level through social dialogue, creating decent work and green jobs.

Ribera thanked Rider for the invitation and the decisive drive given to the Climate Action for Employment initiative, and stressed in his acceptance response that, for the Government of Spain, "it is an honor to contribute to the transition towards an economy carbon neutral is carried out in a fair and inclusive manner, offering employment opportunities for the affected territories and workers.

The Government of Spain has equipped itself with an Institute for Fair Transition (ITJ), an autonomous body attached to MITECO that, among other issues, manages and protects the preparation and execution of just transition agreements, in consensus with regional and local administrations. , companies and unions to guarantee the maintenance of employment and the revitalization of the economic and industrial areas of the territories affected by the transition.

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