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Ensuring a “just transition” to the new green economy

Transitioning to a “green” economy will require a buy-in from governments, businesses and employees, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The UN agency has been studying how to ensure a “just transition” to economic growth that provides decent jobs and is also environmentally sustainable.

Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo, the Minister of Labour, Human Resources and Social Security in Barbados, recently chaired an ILO expert meeting on the subject.