Publications on Green Jobs

  1. Promoting green jobs for youth through national employment policies and programmes

    17 December 2019

    This Technical Note elaborates on national employment policies as viable entry points to address the questions outlined, for the purpose of guiding policy makers and programme managers in designing effective strategies for green jobs for youth. The note attempts to link conceptual and policy frameworks with promotional measures on the ground. It considers relevant approaches, instruments, and examples of good practice, by using the employment policy framework as a compass.

  2. Skills for a greener future: a global view

    12 December 2019

    The first global report on the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations.

  3. The “Possible Trinity” of Agricultural Investment Policies: Enhancing Employment Creation, Productivity and Sustainability of Agricultural Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

    11 December 2019

    EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 249

  4. Skills for a greener future: Challenges and enabling factors to achieve a just transition

    06 December 2019

  5. The Future of Work: Trade Unions in Transformation

    29 November 2019

    It has become harder for trade unions in both developed and emerging countries to protect the rights of workers and working conditions, as shown not only in the reduction of unionization, but also the fall in the labour share of income in most countries.This issue of the Journal compiles the thoughts of leading academics on the topics that are shaping discussions on the future of work. The Journal aims to serve as a stepping stone for the labour movement in its own deliberations on how workers’organizations can react to the fundamental changes that are affecting the world of work, and that it will provide further reflections on the transformation of trade unions these changes might entail.

  6. A just transition towards a resilient and sustainable rural economy

    19 November 2019

  7. Persons with disabilities in a just transition to a low-carbon economy

    06 November 2019

    Implementing a just transition that ensures disability inclusion will require appropriate legal standards, social protection mechanisms, skills development initiatives and attitudinal changes at the societal level.

  8. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 13

    14 October 2019

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on This brief focuses on SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  9. Employment effects of green policies in the Philippines

    08 October 2019

    This research investigates the economic and labour market impacts of the 2016 Green Jobs Act (Republic Act 10771). It identifies the likely winners and losers from “greening” the Philippine economy. It highlights how green policies may accelerate economic growth and labour productivity and estimates the number of future jobs at the sector level. It concludes with evidence-based recommendations for policymakers.

  10. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    11 September 2019

    Spurred by technological advancements, demographic shifts and environmental and climate disruptions, fastpaced transformations are affecting how, where and when people work, impacting our labour markets and shaping the future of work. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 provides an overview of how countries in the Asia-Pacific region are reacting to such changes with new or adapted strategies and policies.