Building Trade Union Capacities and Quality Public Services for a Just Transition to Climate Change

21 Oct 2019 Castries, Saint Lucia 21 Oct - 23 Oct

Building Trade Union Capacities and Quality Public Services for a Just Transition to Climate Change

  • 21 Oct - 23 Oct
  • Castries, Saint Lucia

There are two means of implementation of the Paris Agreement and the NDCs in the Caribbean: at national level and at (sub) regional level – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and the Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS). In light of the common space of the OECS where there are harmonised monetary and fiscal policies as well as common approaches to trade, health, education and the environment and other issues/sectors, PSI believes that genuine and meaningful engagement between public services unions and the Secretariat is critical.

PSI has also noted the OECS Commission’s involvement in climate action:

Especially because of these and other engagements, PSI and its affiliates in the Caribbean, are building alliances in the sub-region..

The three-day activity in Saint Lucia has three main aims:

1. To conduct a small regional planning exercise focussed on OECS states for the 2020-22 period for the PSI - Union to Union climate change project

2. To share the Jamaican experience of the union’s role in climate change work (in unions/national centre, in government bodies);

3. To plan for lobbying intervention and follow-up at OECS Commission

These activities and discussions will also explore the future of Quality Public Services in the Caribbean in the context of building resilience to disasters and climate change and financing the transition.