INTERVIEW: Heatwaves endanger workers and reduce productivity

Sharply rising temperatures across the globe continue to endanger the safety of workers and impact communities with the “least capacity for adaptation,” according to a senior economist at the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

Data from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization reveals this July is set to be the hottest month ever recorded. 

Heatwaves not only threaten the environment but create additional obstacles for countries attempting to achieve sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all, the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 8, according to the ILO’s Nicolas Maître.

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