Climate Change

17 July 2024 10:51

#BeatTheHeat: India’s SEWA launches heat wave insurance for women workers in informal sector

In a pioneering move, the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), affiliated with the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), has unveiled an innovative "Heat Wave Insurance System" designed to combat the devastating effects of extreme heat on women workers in the informal sector. Read more...


16 July 2024 02:43

The Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI), in collaboration with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), has produced a policy brief on the prospects of green jobs in construction.Read more...


03 July 2024 11:45

In response to the increasing threats of extreme weather events across the United States, President Joe Biden announced a series of initiatives aimed at protecting American communities and workers. Read more...


02 July 2024 04:31

Members of the Southern Africa Construction Network (SACONET) attended the joint BWI and 3F Climate Change Workshop held last 19-21 June 2024 in South Africa.Read more...


30 June 2024 15:50

With temperatures frequently surpassing 30 degrees Celsius, the BWI-affiliated IG Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG BAU) is pushing for the introduction of year-round climate short-time work benefits.Read more...


13 June 2024 04:40

Trade union voices from the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) highlighted the need for inclusivity and decent work for workers in the building and construction industries at the Urban Futures conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 5-17, 2024.
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24 May 2024 01:47

Since March this year, East African countries have been grappling with unprecedented rainstorms and severe flooding. The extreme weather, exacerbated by the intense low-pressure wind system of Cyclone Hidaya, has resulted in the deaths of over 200 people and displaced approximately 234,000 individuals.Read more...


11 March 2024 02:20

At the first Global Forum on Buildings and Climate in France, co-organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC), Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) advocated for a worker-centred approach to transitioning to a low-carbon economy in the buildings sector.Read more...


08 January 2024 08:26

TARIM ORMAN-IS held a climate change and forestry panel discussion in October of last year in Antalya with the participation of forest rangers and engineers to learn and discuss the devastating impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on working conditions in the forestry sector.Read more...