Green Works

What’s new

  1. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter Aug 2021

    01 September 2021

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  2. Instructional material

    Employment and decent work in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus

    01 September 2021

    Guide

  3. Publication

    HAMETIN - ERA Agro-Forestry Project newsletter June 2021

    12 August 2021

    To share news and information on ERA-AF project activities which are funded by the European Union (EU) and being implemented by the ILO as a component of the Partnership Support for Agro-Forestry (PSAF) Ai ba Futuru.

  4. ILO in action

    A win-win for young refugees and local farmers

    02 August 2021

    The third of our ILO in Action series of video stories takes us to an ILO refugee project located in Bassikounou, Mauritania. Led by ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Federico Barroeta, the project trains young people in building public infrastructure. In the locality of Lemkhaiss, they are helping to build a dam that will benefit livestock agriculture, the development of seasonal farming and will also reduce risks linked to flooding.

What is Green Works?

The effects of the changing climate are felt around the world, posing an increasing threat to the prosperity of people, economies and ecosystems. Climate change severely and disproportionately affects the poor in developing countries – not only because they are invariably more exposed and more vulnerable to climate-related impacts but also because they have less access to resources, and social and financial sup- port, including social protection, for their survival. EIIP assists and guides the identification, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change adaptation involves reducing risks and vulnerability, while seeking opportunities and building the capacity of affected communities and people to cope with the effects. 

  • Green Works refer to the employment intensive development, restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure, community assets, natural areas and landscapes to contribute to environmental goals such as adaptation to climate change and natural disasters, environmental rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation.
  • Common examples of green works are soil and water conservation, afforestation and reforestation, irrigation, and flood protection.
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