Magdalena Valerio has participated in the debate on the trade union day "Just future transition of work", framed within the actions of the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change that is being held in Madrid ( COP25 Chile-Madrid).

In the debate, the minister said that there can only be a just transition if there is an inclusive and sustainable growth, centered on the human being, so that the working person is not the variable adjusting the changes that occur. In addition, this transition must involve a commitment to quality employment and active policies that facilitate placement, through the design of inclusive policies and reforms, "betting on a labor market, focused on training and mobility of people".

"In this period of transition we can not leave people lying, we must make an accompaniment, we have to establish a global umbrella focused on insertion and on-demand training," said the minister, who added that for this there has to be good coordination between all the administrations of the country.

In the opinion of the head of Labor, Migration and Social Security, it is necessary to take care of social policies so as not to put at risk "our efforts to combat climate change" and, for this to be possible in the long term, they must be implemented through the social dialogue tables "and in close collaboration with the Ministry for Ecological Transition.

Business commitment, fair transition and decent green jobs

Magdalena Valerio has also participated in the panel 'The business commitment for a just transition and decent green jobs', whose intervention has positively assessed the results obtained by the coordinated action of the business sector and governments for the work agenda and for a transition fair in line with the guidelines of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Among the business initiatives for sustainable development, the minister highlighted the environmental, social and good governance criteria; the promotion of responsible investment for the realization of Sustainable Development Goals, with the objective of generating decent work, productive employment and more sustainable societies; and the principles for responsible investment.

After putting on the table the commitment of public administrations to develop a public procurement framework that is an engine to encourage the sustainability of companies, Magdalena Valerio recalled that the transitions that lie ahead in the labor market "have to do with a change in the productive system towards a low carbon economy and marked by economic digitalization, robotization, artificial intelligence, aging and the demographic challenge. "

The minister has opted for the launch of a Global Green Pact, which has the business sector and trade union organizations to develop active policies for the qualification and promotion of workers' mobility. "" Green employment promotion policies should also ensure that women take advantage of the opportunities offered by transformation, "added Valerio, who also pointed out the need for policies with a profound impact on equal treatment and opportunities in employment and occupation.

Green economy

This afternoon has also taken place the panel "Professional skills for green jobs" in which the report that, under the same name, the ILO has prepared. The green economy involves the process through an economic system that reduces its environmental impact and pollutant emissions, while making efficiency gains that have an impact, not only in ecological terms, but also in terms of improving human and social well-being and The transition to a green economy will require the acquisition of new and greater professional skills.

The event was attended by the Secretary of State for Employment, Yolanda Valdeolivas, who said that "we are going towards an economy that will require constant requalifications since the challenges of our time are complex, so we must, from the public authorities, increase the adaptive capacities of working people and reduce impacts on the most vulnerable sectors. " And for this, Valdeolivas has indicated, "an inclusive growth strategy is vital that goes through the design of active policies that think about: detecting the training needs of the labor market, promoting the personalized accompaniment of working people through counselors and protect people in the intervals between employment and employment. "

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