News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

  2. © G20 Argentina 2018

    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    We can both create jobs and protect the environment

    01 December 2018

    Job opportunity and economic growth can happen without costing the planet, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a G20 discussion on “Embracing the Opportunities (Infrastructure; Energy transitions; A sustainable food future)”.

  3. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

  4. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.

  5. News

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    24 October 2018

    The latest UNEMG Nexus Dialogue was held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the 23 October 2018 with an outcome of 10 key messages to guide policy advice, future research, partnerships, and advocacy.

  6. News

    Is your business ready to leap and go green?

    24 October 2018

    The Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Programme launches the Simuka-Phakama 2018 business competition for green and growth oriented SMEs

  7. UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogue Series

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  8. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde: Improving living conditions of waste pickers in Colombia

    23 August 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. On this occasion, ILO interviewed Martha Elena Iglesias, a waste picker and the leader of Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde in Colombia.

  9. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    Making the green economy the new status quo

    23 July 2018

    During the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018, Guy Ryder spoke about the employment potential emerging from action action against climate change.

  10. Training

    Green Jobs training in Iran

    18 July 2018

    Between 26 and 28 June 2018, the ILO Green Jobs Programme delivered a Green Jobs Training to more than 70 participants from government agencies, social partners and civil societies in Teheran, Iran.