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Matthew Tukaki, Sustainability, Climate Change, Unions, Business, China, Carbon Pricing, Change Management, United Nations, UNGC, UN
“SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, LOW CARBON ECONOMY AND THE ROLE OF AUSTRALIAN TRADE UNIONS IN THESE AREAS.” Speech to the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU): Matthew Tukaki, CEO The Sustain Group
The links between social, economic andenvironmental development are key"...the "environment" is where we live; and "development" is what we all do in attempting toimprove our lot within that abode. The two are inseparable.“ The Brundtland Report was issued in1987"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present withoutcompromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". It contains two keyconcepts: the concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the worlds poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and the idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environments ability to meet present and future needs." Social, Economic and Environmental Growth are not stand alone. www.sustaingroup.net
The role of business Work to grow and generate wealth Investment decisions now amount to social investment Understanding our social license to operate Commitment to align social, economic and environmental development Our focus is that of everyone else – sustainable development Asia Pulp and Paper and its commitment to bio-diversity, theextractive resources sector is focussed on education, job creation and skills development – this all leads to poverty reduction and wealth creation. www.sustaingroup.net
Building bridges with Government Knowing that Government and business priorities are one in the same thing “Re-thinking public sector aid and linking private and public sector funding means better and more targeted outcomes – achieving more / social impact investments.” www.sustaingroup.net
Climate Change being the challenge 9 billion Some facts and figures 3 Billion The global population... By 2040…. Growth in middle class consumers100 Million All of them who’s purchasing power will grow and grow and growNew cars on the road in India By 2030 80 Million New appliances connected to We will need 50%more food, Indonesia’s power grid 45% more energy, 30% more water www.sustaingroup.net
Australia playing our role / China playing hers. The Investing in clean energy technology Investing in skills and Carbon education Changing attitudes and behaviours price Changing behaviours www.sustaingroup.net
Role of the UnionsAll employment market participants need to play a role in asustainable future and the transition into a lower carbon economy Recruitment industry Trade union movements Employer bodies and organisations Education institutions Job services providers www.sustaingroup.net
Trade unions and monitorsThe black market of labour is estimated to be more than 50 million inAsia and the sub continent alone…. Unions play a role in monitoring the safety and protection of our migrating skilled and unskilled workforces – population pressures will change how and where we move. www.sustaingroup.net
“Never impose on otherswhat you would not choosefor yourself.”Confucius www.sustaingroup.net
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