In the build-up to COP28, which this year takes place in the United Arab Emirates, IEMA is campaigning for greater recognition of the role of skills in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process.
The Institute would like the agreements that are reached at COP28 to reflect the need to invest in and develop a global workforce that can tackle climate change head on.
Specifically, our campaign is targeting the COP28 cover text. This is the record of high-level decisions that will be reached at the negotiations taking place in November and December.
There has been little to no reference to skills and workforce development in the cover text documents of previous COP events.
We are asking for a decision that urges countries to think far more strategically about their workforces and the part green skills and jobs must play.
During the Bonn Climate Change Conference (which takes place before COP each year), IEMA put on a fringe event setting out its campaign aims. We intend to hold other such events in the run-up to COP28 as well as sessions at the negotiations themselves.
Our approach to COP28 reflects much of the work that we have been doing domestically to embed the importance of green skills and jobs into the mainstream psyche.
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