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Teresa Ribera will form part of the ILO Advisory Committee to boost the "Climate Action for Jobs" initiative

Wednesday 24 June 2020

The Fourth Vice-President of the Government and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has accepted the invitation from the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, to form part of the International Advisory Council set up by this specialised United Nations agency to boost the "Climate Action for Jobs" initiative.

In his letter, Guy Ryder thanks Spain for its "leadership and commitment in placing jobs and livelihoods as central elements in the global response to the climate change challenge", asking the minister to form part of the Council set up to implement these premises. "The ILO looks forward to the opportunity to closely collaborate with you in implementing far-reaching actions in the field of climate change, fostering social justice and promoting decent jobs and the just transition", adds the Director-General of the ILO.

As well as the invitation to Fourth Vice-President of the Government Ribera, the ILO has invited other ministers and senior officials of the International Organisation of Employers and of the International Trade Union Confederation to form part of this Council, which has already been given a mandate.

The "Climate Action for Jobs" initiative is an ambitious global programme promoted by Spain and Peru on the instructions of the United Nations and implemented by the International Labour Organization, which seeks to provide a clear roadmap to implement plans for the just transition at a national level through social dialogue, creating decent work and green jobs

Teresa Ribera thanked Guy Ryder for the invitation and the decisive boost given to the "Climate Action for Jobs" initiative, and underlined in her acceptance that, for the Government of Spain, "it is an honour to contribute to the transition to a carbon neutral economy being carried out in a just and inclusive fashion, offering job opportunities to the territories and workers affected.

The Government of Spain has set up a Just Transition Institute (Spanish acronym: ITJ), an independent body attached to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge which, among other issues, manages and heads up the preparation and enforcement of just transition agreements, in consensus with regional and local authorities, companies and trade unions, so as to guarantee jobs are maintained and the economy and industry are boosted in those territories affected by the transition.

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