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Green jobs

Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labour market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.

News

  1. Zambia’s Green Jobs Programme focuses on occupational safety and health

    18 August 2014

    The ILO is promoting safe, healthy and sustainable jobs in the building and construction sector in Zambia.

  2. Tripartite workshop on green jobs promotion held in Mexico City

    28 July 2014

    More than 60 representatives from government, employers’ and workers’ organisations, as well as from specialized and academic institutions attended the three day national workshop on Strategies for Sustainable Development and Green Jobs Creation.

Focus on

  1. Partnership of Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

    Academy on the Green Economy
    2-week training event hosted by the ILO International Training Centre, organized in the framework of PAGE.

Multimedia

  1. Promoting green entrepreneurship in East Africa

Projects and activities

  1. ILO's support worldwide

The role the ILO must take up is to promote the considerable potential for creation of decent work associated with the transition to a low-carbon sustainable development path and to minimize and manage the inevitable dislocation that will accompany it."

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
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