Publications on Green Jobs

March 2012

  1. Promoting Green Entrepreneurship. First lessons learned from the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) Kenya, 2010 and 2011

    28 March 2012

    This report presents YEF’s activities in the field of green entrepreneurship promotion in Kenya by outlining key achievements and practical examples from the years 2010 and 2011. The lessons learned from those experiences allow formulating recommendations for future activities.

  2. The Green Jobs Programme of the ILO

    15 March 2012

    The 21st century faces two defining challenges: The first is to avert dangerous climate change and a deterioration of natural resources which would seriously jeopardize the quality of life of present and future generations. The second is to deliver social development and decent work for all. Green jobs and the promotion of the green economy have become the key drivers for achieving an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable.

January 2012

  1. Ergonomic Checkpoints in Agriculture

    06 January 2012

    Agriculture is one of the most hazardous sectors in both developing and developed countries. Increasing attention is being given to applying practical actions in rural and agricultural settings to reduce work-related accidents and diseases, improve living conditions and increase productivity...

December 2011

  1. Towards an ILO approach to climate change adaptation

    06 December 2011

    This working paper is the joint effort of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme and the Green Jobs Programme. It explores the implications of climate change, its impacts on the world of work and the need for the work of the International Labour Office to adapt to it. It takes stock of the on-going work and identifies the needs for further development.

  2. The Social Dimensions of Climate Change

    06 December 2011

    This discussion paper was prepared under the auspices of the United Nations Task Team on Social Dimensions of Climate Change, which is currently composed of 20 Agencies, including the International Labour Organization. The paper addresses the social dimensions of climate change from a sustainable, equitable development perspective. It aims to broaden and deepen policy-makers’ understanding of the benefits of addressing and incorporating the social dimensions of climate change into climate policies. In doing so, the paper identifies a number of knowledge gaps within the social, human and natural sciences that need to be filled in order to further strengthen policy responses.

  3. Local investments for climate change adaptation: Green jobs through green works

    01 December 2011

    A guide for identifying, designing and implementing interventions in support of climate change adaptation at the local level.

November 2011

  1. ILO input to Rio+20

    25 November 2011

    ILO contribution to the Compilation document to serve as a basis for the preparation of zerodraft of the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development(UNCSD).

  2. Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner’s Guide

    21 November 2011

    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.

  3. Research Brief - Investment in renewable energy generates jobs. Supply of skilled workforce needs to catch up

    17 November 2011

    This research brief is a digest of the study "Skills and occupational needs in renewable energy". It addresses policy makers, social partners and practitioners.

  4. Research Brief - Greening of the building sector is held back by skill shortages. Skills-led strategies can drive green building forward

    17 November 2011

    This research brief is a digest of the study "Skills and occupational needs in green building". It addresses policy makers, social partners and practitioners.