Green Works

What’s new

  1. Side event – COP 27

    Social debates around the climate action of private sector: challenges for a just and inclusive transition

    This event will seek to show the essential role that the private sector and social partners must play in the implementation of responses to the challenges posed by climate change in the MENA region and more particularly in Tunisia.

  2. Side event – COP 27

    Food security and local climate action in Tunisia

    The Side Event will cover the practical aspects of implementing local climate action and managing it. The side event will involve discussions on success factors, obstacles encountered, resolution of problems and the ways of scaling up these projects

  3. News

    Preventing communities in Ethiopia from the impacts of climate change

    06 September 2022

    Jigjiga - Twenty-seven government officials received training from the ILO on flood forecasting and warning systems, tools, and techniques to save lives and livelihoods in their community, which has been facing the adversity of recurring floods.

  4. TICAD 8

    ILO co-hosts TICAD 8 Side Event

    22 August 2022

    Human security and emergency jobs for peace and resilience/ Experiences through partnership between Japan and the ILO for the promotion of decent work agenda in the context of fragility

What is Green Works?

The effects of the changing climate are felt around the world, posing an increasing threat to the prosperity of people, economies and ecosystems. Climate change severely and disproportionately affects the poor in developing countries – not only because they are invariably more exposed and more vulnerable to climate-related impacts but also because they have less access to resources, and social and financial sup- port, including social protection, for their survival. EIIP assists and guides the identification, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change adaptation involves reducing risks and vulnerability, while seeking opportunities and building the capacity of affected communities and people to cope with the effects. 

  • Green Works refer to the employment intensive development, restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure, community assets, natural areas and landscapes to contribute to environmental goals such as adaptation to climate change and natural disasters, environmental rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation.
  • Common examples of green works are soil and water conservation, afforestation and reforestation, irrigation, and flood protection.
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