Climate change is one of the biggest challenges in the 21st Century. It does not only have impact on eco-systems, but also direct and indirect impact on societies and economies. The consequences for global production chains, value adding and labour markets will be massive. But scientific and public discussion, not to talk about adaptation in business operations is rather weak. Rising sea levels, floods and droughts, changing agricultural patterns – tremendous economic losses and migration of labour force will lead to unforeseeable consequences on human wellbeing, public health, labour performance and productivity. Yet, mitigation and adaptation measures might have positive impacts on local and regional economies and labour markets – but with huge sector differences. Shifting from carbon-based economies to renewable ones create new source of value and increase demand of skilled labour in many countries in the world.
Against this background, the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and FOM University of Applied Sciences organise an international conference in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation / Regional Project Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific to discuss these issues. Participants are renowned researchers, politicians and entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Asia, Europe and the US.
Professor Manfred Fischedick, Wuppertal Institute's Vice-President, will held in the first session "Impact of climate change on regions and industry sectors" a keynote about "Climate Chance and (Basic) Industry: Options and Related Chances and Challenges for a Green Transformation" and will also give a final lecture.
Further information can be found under the link below.