With the recent publication of three of the four reports of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the climate issue has resurfaced on the global policymakers' agenda. The preparations for the Paris Climate Summit end of 2015 will ensure climate change will once more be one of the central topics for global governance in the next two years.
The ETUI has worked with the European Climate Foundation on a synthesis of the main messages in the AR5 reports related to employment and jobs. This Monthly Forum saw the launch of this summary publication and provided a platform for debate on the social aspects of European and global climate change policies.
Chair: Maria Jepsen, Director of the ETUI Research Department
Mike Scott, freelance journalist