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.


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    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to review and endorse draft policy guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

  2. © Cris Bouroncle / AFP 2015

    Green Jobs

    Peru: The world of work can help save the environment

    15 July 2015

    The Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia shared his thoughts on opportunities for humanity that can be provided by the green economy; challenges that developing countries, including Peru, must overcome and the key role of technology. He also spoke about the joint appeal of Peru and France in the lead-up to major talks on climate change at the end of this year.


  1. Training

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    Cartagena de Indias, 2 - 6 November 2015

    The forum is a unique training and learning experience for policymakers, technical staff, practitioners and other public and private-sector as well as civil society representatives.