Colombia wants to strengthen the strategies for long-term climate change management and to allow the inclusion of the workforce fair transition on the Strategy 2050 that establishes low emissions and climate-resilient development of the country. The professions and priority working areas, according to different national and international sources, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, are agriculture, energy, and transport. Furthermore, the aim is to integrate the gender perspective.

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the United Nations Development Program counts now with Anthesis Lavola consultancy services to diagnose priority subsectors and provide recommendations to achieve the workforce fair transition within the 2050 Strategy.

The first step of the project will be to write a document that gathers the state of the situation and successful workforce fair transition experiences. 

With this information, the Anthesis Lavola Climate Change team will identify and prioritize the professions and work areas that will suffer the most significant impacts, as a climate change consequence, focused on each of the working sectors (agriculture, energy, and transport). Follow-up steps include the preparation of a set of actions for some subsectors and professions. These actions will allow generating the dynamics of social dialogue, evaluating impacts, developing skills and improvement measures, designing innovative policies, increasing the transfer of technology and knowledge, projecting strategies and changes in training processes, and incorporate the gender perspective.

To conclude, a document that contains the results of all the work carried out together with different public policy recommendations that are in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Colombia, will be prepared.

This project is part of the “Capacity Building for the National Contribution” program, which aims to: strengthen the country capacities to define sectoral responsibilities and implementation routes on greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change adaptation to comply with the goals established in the Colombia NDC.