Climate for Jobs event

Climate action for jobs: a crucial element to achieve Agenda 2030

Antonio Guterres. UN Secretary General

The climate Action for Jobs Initiative

Guy Ryder. ILO Director General

Climate and jobs. A Just Transition Strategy for a more ambitious Energy and Climate Framework

Teresa Ribera. Minister for Ecological Transition, Spain

Panel discussion

Main drivers to boost climate ambition and generate prosperity and jobs

Moderation: Guy Ryder. ILO Director General

  • Svenja Schulze. Federal Environment Minister, Germany
  • Artur Lorkowski, Climate Change Ambassador, COP24 Presidency, Poland
  • Sharan Burrow. General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  • Roberto Suarez. Secretary General, International Organization of Employers (IOE)
  • Barbara Neira. Youth representative COY15, Chile

Panel discussion

Main lessons learnt - Spanish coal regions reconversion

Introduction and moderation: Magdalena Valerio. Minister of Labour, Migrations and Social Security, Spain

  • Enrique Fernandez, Counsellor of Industry, Employment and Economic Promotion, Government of Asturias
  • Mario Rivas. President of Association of Coal mining municipalities. ACOM
  • Rubén Orera. Director General SAMCA
  • Jose Luis Alperi. Secretary General of SOMA UGT
  • Victor Fernandez. Mining Secretary of UGT FICA
  • Jesús Crespo. Base Industry coordinator of CCOO
  • Laura Estevez Fernandez. Communication and research secretary USO. 


Gonzalo Muñoz. High-Level Champion