United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced a new initiative aimed at ensuring that decent job creation and protecting livelihoods are at the center of countries’ efforts to boost climate action, and urged countries to join the initiative.

The new “Climate Action for Jobs” initiative will be presented at the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit on Monday 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York City.

The initiative has been developed jointly by the Climate Action Summit, together with the International Labour Organization and other members of the Summit’s Social and Political Drivers Action Area, co-led by Spain and Peru.