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Advancing a just transition towards a greener future with decent jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean


October 4, 2023


14:00 GTM-6


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To promote debate in the region on the effects of climate change and climate change policies on employment;
To encourage an exchange of information between countries in the region on challenges and opportunities to enhance the creation of decent employment in the just transition processes; and
To foster reflection on how aspects related to the labour market and social justice can be incorporated into the process of elaborating and implementing climate policies with a human rights-based focus and social inclusion approach with particular attention paid to youth, gender, and marginalized groups;
To explore the ways in which the social partners (workers’ and employers’ organizations) can contribute to a just transition through the promotion of actions and policies in favour of creating green jobs, within the framework of social dialogue.


14:00 h
GTM -6

Opening session

  • Claudia Coenjaerts, Director a.i., ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • José Antonio Ardavín, Head of OECD Division for Latin America and the Caribbean, Global and Cooperation relationships, OECD
  • Juan Manuel Cordero, Vice minister of Labour and Social Security of Costa Rica

* To be confirmed

14:15 h
GTM -6

High level Conversation

Just transition: transforming processes and workplaces for sustainability with decent work and social dialogue.

  • Moustapha Kamal Gueye, ILO, Director ILO Priority Action Program on Just Transitions

Commentators, Excellencies:

  • Diana Laguna, Vice Minister of Environment of Panama
  • Ronny Rodríguez Chaves, Vice Minister of Energy of Costa Rica
  • Giuliana Becerra, Vice Minister of Environmental Management of Peru
  • Daniel Maurate Romero, Minister of Labour and Employment of Peru
  • Sebastián Nieto Parra, Head of the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit, OCED Development Centre

* To be confirmed


16:00 h
GTM -6

Bipartite Session

“Role of workers’ and employers’ organizations in the transition to a low carbon economy”


  • Blanca Patiño, ILO’sTechnical Officer on Green Jobs

Bipartite discussion

  • Sheena Mayers-Granville, Executive Director Barbados Employers’ Confederation (BEC – Barbados)
  • Fernado Viente Vivaldo, International Advisor Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT-Brazil)
  • Jaime Cerda, President, Costa Rican Chamber of the Plastics Industry (ACIPLAST – UCCAEP)
  • Fanny Sequeira Mata, Secretary General Confederación de Trabajadores Rerum Novarum (CTRN- Costa Rica)
  • Ermine Isidora de Bique Meade, Vicepresident National Trade Union Centre of Trinidad and Tobago (NATUC)
  • Dora María Moncada Rasmussen, Director of ANDI’s Centre for Water and Biodiversity, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia, ANDI

* To be confirmed

17:30 h
GTM -6


  • Leonardo Ferreira Neve, Deputy Director of the ILO Office for Central America, Haiti, Panama and the Dominican Republic




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