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
The initiative will strengthen mechanisms among governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and other key stakeholders and avoid disruptions of the social fabric.Read More
The initiative will support governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations as they develop their strategies to advance climate and decent work goals.Read More
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.Read More
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 BangkokRead More
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.Read More
LATEST news STORIES
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.Read More...
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.Read More...
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 attainableRead More...
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.Read More...
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.Read More...
HOW CAN YOU HELP US?
Labor Community are needed to raise their understanding about Just Transition..Learn More
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 communitiesLearn More
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.