Climate Change

11 March 2024 02:20

BWI pushes for “worker-centred just transition” at first Global Forum on Buildings and Climate

 

At the first Global Forum on Buildings and Climate in France, co-organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) advocated for a worker-centred approach to transitioning to a low-carbon economy in the buildings sector.Read more...


08 January 2024 08:26

TARIM ORMAN-IS held a climate change and forestry panel discussion in October of last year in Antalya with the participation of forest rangers and engineers to learn and discuss the devastating impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on working conditions in the forestry sector.Read more...


18 December 2023 03:39

The Building and Wood Workers’ Trade Union of Austria (GBH) has formed an extraordinary alliance with climate activists. What do they want? A climate-friendly labour law.
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12 December 2023 08:02

Around 60 BWI affiliates and migrant workers convened in Dubai to discuss promoting decent work opportunities in the green transition. Read more...


07 December 2023 06:30

In line with the ongoing COP 28 climate change discussions in Dubai where governments and businesses are set to explore the path to a sustainable energy transition and measures to decarbonise the highest emitting sectors, including building and construction, BWI underscores that any transition must have the indispensable support and involvement of workers. Read more...


02 December 2023 11:40

In light of the intensifying global climate crisis, BWI has prepared a fact sheet dedicated to protect the health and safety of workers, with a specific emphasis on migrant workers. Read more...


01 December 2023 10:05

Thirty five (35) trade union activists, including women and youth from BWI and IndustriAll global union affiliates in Ghana, convened in Accra for a seminar on climate change and just transition. Read more...


01 December 2023 06:29

With the start of the COP 28 in Dubai, the 12 million-strong Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) reminds everyone that the global climate crisis threatens the displacement of millions of working people, pushing many to seek overseas work due to extreme weather events.Read more...


30 November 2023 09:10

Dubai, UAE, November 30, 2022 – The intense series of record-breaking heatwaves, floods, droughts, and forest fires recorded in 2022 and 2023 has changed the way millions of workers in the construction, wood and forestry, and building materials sectors work and live. Read more...