Climate Actions for Just Transition in Bangladesh

Bangladesh  is  recognized  worldwide  as  one  of  the  countries  most  vulnerable   in  relation  to  global   warming   and  climate  change.  This  is  due  to  its  unique  geographical  location,  dominance  of  floodplains,  low elevation  from sea,  high population density  and  overwhelming dependence  on  nature.

The  industry  and  workers  of  Bangladesh  at  coastal  areas  and  river  sides  in  agriculture  and  fishery  sector  has  already  identified  as  most  vulnerable group in   relation  to  impacts  of  global  warming in  Bangladesh.

Combating  global  warming  is  a  work  place  issue  as  workplaces  burn  energy  consumes  resources  and  generates  waste.

Globally,  the  industry  alone  is  responsible  for  over  half  of  carbon  dioxide  emissions  increasing  the  greenhouse  effects  every  year.  Making workplaces  sustainable is  the  key  to  make  jobs  and  productivity  sustainable.



Activities & Action

Social dialogue

The initiative will strengthen mechanisms among governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other key stakeholders and avoid disruptions of the social fabric.

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Capacity development

The initiative will support governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations as they develop their strategies to advance climate and decent work goals.

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Advocacy, Training and Workshop

The initiative will drive change—on mindsets, lives, and the environment—at the national and international levels, finding and spreading shared messages and amplifying voices.

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Green Job Initiative in Bangladesh

The ILO Green Jobs initiative was piloted in Bangladesh from 2008 to 2010 as a part of the regional programme of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok

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Network Building Alliance

Dialogue Build-up Network on Environment and Climate Change

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Campaign for Just Transition

campaign seeks to influence the decision making progress of trade union, by which representatives are chosen or referendums decisions o develop a common vision for what a just transition means for their impacted workers, communities and businesses.

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Green Jobs, The key to Sustainable Development

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Association of Ambient Temperature With the Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Among Partnered Women in Low- and Middle-Income South Asian Countries

This cross-sectional study of 194 871 ever-partnered women aged 15 to 49 years from 3 South Asian countries found an increase in IPV prevalence with higher annual mean temperature, with a 1 °C increase in the annual mean temperature associated with a 4.5% increase in IPV prevalence. By the end of the 21st century, the prevalence of IPV was estimated to increase substantially as temperatures increase, particularly under an unlimited carbon emissions scenario.


CLIMATE ADAPTATION: Bangladesh can save billions by early investment

The study titled "The Adaptation Economy" revealed that without investing a minimum of $1.2 billion in adaptation by 2030, Bangladesh could face projected damages and lost GDP growth of $11.6 billion – nearly 10 times that amount.


Climate change: IPCC report confirms that just transition and green jobs are central to success

A litany of broken climate promises” is how UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), but their findings are clear that a rapid shift to renewable energy through just transition makes climate goals attainable


Global warming to eat up 5pc work hours by 2030: Experts

The RMG factories should control heat exposure through environment-friendly methods. The workers at readymade garment (RMG) factories suffer from physical discomforts due to excessive heat exposure inflicted by global warming which eats up a significant amount of their work hours. 


Project Evaluation and Planning Workshop

With parnership of FES, Bangladesh, a Project Evaluation and Planning Workshop held on 15 November 2022 under the project on "Initiative for just transition in Bangladesh" by OSHE Foundation at Mirpur, Dhaka


Press Conference Prior to COP 27

A Press Conference has been organized on 5th of November 2022 in Dhaka, Bangladesh on briefing the climate change impacts on working people and just transition demands on the eve of COP 27


Network Building Alliance Meeting (Second Phase)

With aiming to build a Network Alliance with trade unions, environmental activists, civil social organizations..


National Dialogue Just Transition and Social Protection for Climate Adaptation in Bangladesh

OSHE Foundation with the support of FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG organized a national dialogue on “on Just Transition and Social Protection for Climate Adaptation in Bangladesh, BIAM Foundation, 63 New Eskatan, Dhaka, 1 November 2022.


Sustainable Green Skills for Climate Adaptation

National Dialogue on Just Transition in Bangladesh: Sustainable Green Skills for Climate Adaptation


Network and Alliances Building Meeting

Dialogue Build-up Meeting on Environment and Climate Change (First Phase) with aiming of to raise a strong social movement against climate change, demands towards green jobs, labor rights for climate vulnerable people


Project Kick-off Meeting

Project Kick-off Meeting was held to launch the project towards initiative for Just Transition in Bangladesh



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Labor Community are needed to raise their understanding about Just Transition..

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We are looking to create an Energy Transition and Green Skills Response Center that will help communities access knowledge building, skills training to support the most economically distressed and disadvantaged energy communities

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Partners & Allies

Resources & Innovation

Knowledge and learning are vital to understanding and shaping change. They are also instrumental for building on successful practices and avoiding mistakes of the past. The initiative will pioneer knowledge on the nexus of climate change and the world of work, develop tools and resources to help policy makers design effective policy instruments, and offer platforms to share findings and understand what works.

The challenges of connecting decent work and climate change are complex. They cannot be solved with linear problem-solving processes. Stakeholders cannot succeed alone. Delivering a just transition requires a vision-oriented network of innovators ready to develop responses that break with business-as-usual. That’s where the Just Transition Innovation Facility comes in. It will rely on multidisciplinary approaches and leverage a diversity of perspectives from a spectrum of stakeholders.