ILO’s assessments on green jobs potential

Lista de recursos | 15 de enero de 2015
In the past years, the ILO has noted a growing demand among its member states for guidance on green jobs. Not only policy makers, but also trade unionists and private sector representatives are increasingly interested in constructing and realizing tangible, result-oriented strategies for green enterprises and green jobs.

In order to address this demand, the ILO has developed assessment methodologies to be applied at national and sectoral level. These assessments allow analysing, among others, the scope and investment needs for green sector development, the creation and expansion potential of sustainable enterprises and value chains and the national and sectoral needs for skills for green jobs.

The results of the assessments feed into the formulation of national policies that support the creation of decent work and green jobs in the transition to the green economy. ILO assessments have been carried out, among others, in Brazil, Bangladesh, China, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Mauritius and Mexico.

Practitioner's Guides

Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner’s Guide
The knowledge of how the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy will affect employment, especially underlying job movements, is vital to informing policy, yet there are few comparable studies for developing countries. As part of the ILO’s Global Green Jobs Programme, this guide provides practical solutions to help fill these information gaps.
Methodologies for assessing green jobs
This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

Assessment Reports

Mexico: Green jobs in Mexico
This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.
Mauritius: Green jobs assessment: Mauritius
This report provides an assessment of existent and potential green jobs in major economic industries of a small island developing state: Mauritius. It aims to inform and shape the Maurice Île Durable (MID) project, which was launched in 2008 with the objective to make Mauritius a world model of sustainable development.
  Mauritius: Green jobs in Mauritius. Experiences from a Small Island Developing State
This synthesis report presents an overview of four studies carried out in Mauritius in 2011-2012 with support from the ILO Green Jobs Programme. Objective of the studies was to explore the green jobs opportunities within the “Maurice Ile Durable” sustainable development framework.
Mauritius: Assessing current and potential green jobs: the case of Mauritius
This policy briefs summarizes the findings of an assessment on the potential of green jobs creation in Mauritius. It originated from a request by the Government of Mauritius and was conducted by the ILO in cooperation with a national research team
  Bangladesh: Estimating green jobs in Bangladesh
The report summarizes the main findings of a study on the scale and distribution of green employment in the economy of Bangladesh.
China: Study on green employment in China
This study presents both the current situation and potential for green employment in China, as well as results of surveys conducted in eight companies in the power industry.
Lebanon: Green Jobs Assessement in Lebanon
The study comprises four assessments in the sectors of energy, building and construction, agriculture and waste management in Lebanon.
Gaza Strip: Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip
The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable construction in the Gaza Strip and explores ways to promote green jobs.
Brazil: Empregos verdes no Brasil: quantos são, onde estão e como evoluirão nos próximos anos