Climate Change

04 December 2022 11:58

#16Days: Unions push for “rainbow workplaces,” gender-fair climate response

 

In its effort to further promote gender equality amidst a fast changing world of work, BWI, in its 5th World Congress last October 2022, passed key resolutions that promote the rights of LGBTIQ workers, and embed the principles of gender equality in just transition and green economic plans to address the climate crisis.Read more...


16 November 2022 05:09

Forests play a vital role for life on the planet Earth. Agricultural driven deforestation in the Amazon region alone destroyed much of it. Man-made fires have further worsened its system. Forest should be managed in a way that makes them less vulnerable to fire and pests. Read more...


11 November 2022 13:32

Despite claiming to be entering a new era in sustainability with their net Zero Net Pledge and the launch of new products to build greener cities, cement companies refuse to include the social dimension at all levels of their policies, including in the 2050 Net Zero Roadmap of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), chaired by the building materials company Holcim.Read more...


08 November 2022 13:03

For most workers in the construction, wood and forestry, and building materials sectors, the dangers of climate change are a stark reality. Read more...


08 November 2022 05:13


BWI’s wood and forestry workers based in different Amazon basin countries and linked to South America’s forest industry value chain held a two-day conference on 7-8 November in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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08 November 2022 03:59

Last 3 November, the BWI-affiliated Thamizhaga Kattida Thozhilalargal Madhiya Sangam (TKTMS) in the Tamil Nadu State of India organised a state-level multi-stakeholder consultation on green buildings and green jobs.Read more...


31 October 2022 13:05

Showcasing its wide range of actions to respond to the challenges and impacts of climate change, BWI released its “100 Actions on Climate Justice Report” on the occasion of its 5th World Congress last October in Madrid, Spain. Read more...


26 October 2022 12:32

BWI took the stage at the C40 Summit in Buenos Aries, Argentina on 19-21 October to stress the importance of social dialogue, and workers’ inclusion in the discussion of a transition to a more green construction industry.
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05 October 2022 06:11

On the eve of its 5th World Congress, the Building and Woodworkers’ International (BWI) on 4 October 2022 forged a climate justice partnership with the Laudes Foundation, a philanthropic organisation focused on responding to the crises of inequality and climate change. Read more...