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In this edition, we look at how climate change impacts people who live and work in poor communities. We also discuss Just Transition – what it means...

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About Wiego

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods. We believe that all workers should have equal economic opportunities, rights, protection and voice. WIEGO promotes change by improving statistics and expanding knowledge on the informal economy, building networks and capacity among informal worker organizations and, jointly with the networks and organizations, influencing local, national and international policies.

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About the Informal economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Global estimates on the size of informal employment (ILO 2018) show 61% of all workers worldwide are informally employed. 

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From rising temperatures to shifting work conditions, a new study highlights the vital role waste pickers play in managing urban waste and how they navigate the challenges of a changing climate in Brazil.

Extreme weather events are having a dire impact on workers and communities everywhere: from Greece and Canada to India, Ghana and Brazil. And with the world off-track in reducing greenhouse gas emissions according to the Paris Agreement targets...

Experiences from Brasilia, Accra and Dakar show that the inclusion of waste pickers in dump closure plans and consideration for their livelihoods are crucial for a just transition towards more sustainable waste management practices.