We have just a decade left to stabilise the climate crisis and just one year for governments to raise their commitments to meet this test. If we imagine the future where no one is left behind; where we act on the call of our children who have taken to the streets in fear and frustration; where people and their communities are well served by Just Transition measures to ensure inclusive economies: we can build it together. Some countries have understood that climate justice and a Just Transition are necessary for ambitious climate action. Last year during COP24 in Katowice, Poland we successfully negotiated the Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration with more than 50 countries signing up. Now, we have brokered a Climate Action and Jobs Initiative supported by the United Nations and more than 40 countries, with Spain and Peru taking the lead. With the support of the International Labour Organization we are supporting implementation of Just Transition measures, based on a dialogue with workers and their unions, with research to measure the impact on workers; with social protection measures; with plans for skills development; and with investment in enabling infrastructure and jobs.
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