Additional tools22/06/2009 - 23/06/2009
The European Commission will organise a Forum on the Impact of Climate Change on Employment, since changes needed to reduce CO2 emissions will in all likelihood have important effects on employment.
There are many opportunities - for example through the early adoption of innovative new technology - to place European companies ahead of global competitors that are slower to anticipate change. Conversely, a failure to anticipate by European firms may lead to hasty, reactive and forced later adjustment, which could damage companies and, leave their employees inadequately prepared, or trained, for alternative employment.
The purpose of the Forum will be to:
The Forum will take place on 22 and 23 June 2009 in the Charlemagne building in Brussels, immediately before the opening of the Green Week 2009, an annual exhibition/conference on environmental issues organised DG Environment of the European Commission. The Forum will count about 350 participants, representing trade unions, employers, national and regional public authorities, academic experts as well as European Institutions. It will consist of a high-level plenary, followed by working groups, reporting back by the working groups and a panel discussion with representatives of labour, employer and public authorities as well as academic experts.