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27 May 2014, ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, room B, 12h30-14h

Monthly Forum: The IPCC's new climate report: impacts on jobs and employment

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.


  • Introduction by Béla Galgóczi, senior researcher ETUI
  • Tom Van Ierland, Acting Head of Unit A4 - Strategy and Economic Assessment, European Commission DG Clima
  • Bert Metz, Fellow European Climate Foundation and former co-chairman of the Climate Change Mitigation Working Group of the IPCC
  • Benjamin Denis, ETUC advisor on climate change

Chair: Maria Jepsen, Director of the ETUI Research Department

  • Prezi presentation by by Béla Galgóczi
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