Brian Kohler is the Director for Health, Safety and Sustainability at IndustriALL Global Union, based in Geneva, Switzerland: a global federation representing some 50 million resource and industrial workers in 140 countries. A life-long trade unionist, Brian studied chemistry at Simon Fraser University and the University of Waterloo in Canada, and he is presently working on a PhD in Sustainability through De Montfort University in the UK. Brian has been a worker activist for health, safety and the environment for nearly 40 years. He is an expert on labour rights and is a pioneer of the concept of a Just Transition to sustainability.