Climate Change and Human Resources Policies Report, June 2017
Swift and effective action is needed to create new, sustainable economic models to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change on the world’s working population, states a report published by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI).
Titled Climate Change and Human Resources Policies Report, the 38-page analysis focuses on the relationship between climate change and employment, and aims to contribute to nascent discussions anticipating structural changes to business and the training needs of workforces transitioning to low-carbon economies. The report also highlights potential issues in relation to employment policies, labour law, ‘weak’ jobs, ‘expanding’ jobs and new jobs. Further, it draws attention to what some countries are doing to help their nations’ employees adjust to industrial change, and how trade unions, employers and educators are working together to deliver green skills training.
About the Institute
The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) was formed in early 2010 for the purpose of developing a global and strategic approach to the main legal issues in the human resources and human capital fields for multinationals and worldwide institutions.
The IBA GEI works with the Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee, the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee and the Immigration and Nationality Law Committee to form the Human Resources Section.
Drawing on the wealth and resource of the IBA membership, the IBA GEI's skilled, dedicated and experienced members provide a unique employment, discrimination and immigration law contribution to private and public organisations throughout the world on a diverse range of global issues. This is designed to enhance the management, performance and productivity of those organisations and to achieve best practice in their human capital and management functions in a strategic perspective.
IBA GEI’s activities include:
Reports on global and strategic HR legal issues;
Reports on the impact of market and business trends on international HR legal practice;
Research and analysis on key issues affecting management and human capital functions within multinationals;
Strategic commentary and opinions on discrete areas of employment, discrimination and immigration practice and their relevance to current business trends;
Providing commentary to proposed new or reformed government legislation on major HR legal issues;
Commentary and analysis on strategic management and HR legal issues affecting certain globalised industries and market sectors;
Training and education of HR professionals and managers on strategic and global HR issues;
Together with the IBA’s Employment and Industrial Relations Law, Discrimination Law, and Immmigration and Nationality Law Committees, organising conference sessions on global and strategic employment and HR legal issues of topical interest.
The IBA Global Employment Institute is becoming the leading voice and authority on global HR issues by virtue of having a number of the world's leading labour and employment practitioners in its ranks, and the support and resource of the world's largest association of international lawyers.
Join the IBA Global Employment Institute! If you are not yet a member of the IBA Global Employment Institute, we encourage you to join and benefit from all the IBA GEI has to offer.
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