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The International Labour Organization, through the ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme and the ILO Asia-Pacific Green Jobs Network under the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, will host a hybrid publication launching event of A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs. It will also be a Side Event of the 78th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (78th session of the Commission) with attendance through zoom and physical participation at the UN Conference Centre Bangkok.

The publication discusses the need to ensure a just transition while phasing out coal, by examining the cases of Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.


For more information about this report publication, please visit the the ILO webpage here.  

In the case where you will be attending the side event in person, please register here and select ‘Side Event Participants’ under Representation Type






Tuesday, 24 May 2022

16:15 - 16:30 (GMT+7)


Ms Panudda Boonpala 
Deputy Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, ILO

Ms Sonja Leighton-Kone

Acting Deputy Executive Director at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mr Kaveh Zahedi 

Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development, UNESCAP

16:30 - 17:10 (GMT+7)

Presenting the publication and panel discussion

Moderated by Dr. Cristina Martinez, Technical Officer, Sr Specialist Environment and Decent Work, ILO 

A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs

Ms Sirin Elci, President, INOMER 


Panel Discussion

Ms Maria Emeninta, Programme Coordinator, International Department, Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Seluruh Indonesia (KSBSI)

Mr Alex V. Avila, CESO IV, Assistant Secretary, Labor Relations, Social Protection and Policy, Support Cluster
Department of Labor and Employment, The Philippines

17:10 - 17:15 (GMT+7)


Mr. Jen Radschinski
Regional Lead of UNFCCC/IGES the Regional Collaboration Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Mr. Yasuo Ariga

Chief Technical Advisor and Overall Coordinator, ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme 

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