Multimedia on Green Jobs

  1. Water, jobs and the economy

    22 March 2016

    Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. Water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, launched today at the International Labour Organization in Geneva. Stefan Uhlenbrook is the Director of the UN World Water Assessment Programme and he spoke to ILO News on World Water Day. He began by explaining the links between the world of work and water…

  2. Green jobs for Zambia

    12 January 2016

    Construction workers in Zambia are building eco-friendly homes as part of a ‘Green Jobs’ initiative. The project is bringing much-needed employment and skills to the mining city of Lumwana.

  3. "We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director

    11 December 2015

    At a COP 21 side event, Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director Field Operations and Partnerships, explains that while moving to a sustainable economy will have profound implications for the world of work, with the right policies in place, many tens of millions of jobs can be created.

  4. The renewable power of green skills for women in Zambia

    07 December 2015

    For the women in the Kalulushi compound in the Copperbelt Province, building their own houses with green technologies wasn't enough. Like most people in Zambia's rural areas, they are off the grid. Without electricity, families must either spend hours in the dark or use dangerous, expensive alternatives such as kerosene, candles and charcoal. As part of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme, Emmery Matongo, Georgina Kunda and a few others were trained in solar panel assembly and installation. Not only this changed the daily lives of all villagers, it also opened new livelihood prospects for women. (Closed Captions available)

  5. Building green, boosting jobs, bettering lives in Zambia

    07 December 2015

    Faced with unemployment, especially among women and youth, high levels of inequality and poverty, and environmental issues the government of Zambia launched a Green Jobs Programme in 2013. (Closed Captions available)

  6. From Waste to Green Jobs

    04 December 2015

    Recycling in Albania: Waste management and recycling have become important pillars in the construction of the green economy. They offer a wide variety of job opportunities in the public and private sectors.

  7. Cyril Cosme, Director of ILO's office in France, discusses green jobs on FranceTV's Soir 3 (french)

    30 October 2015

    Cyril Cosme, Director of ILO's office in France, discusses green jobs on FranceTV's Soir 3. He said, " the response to climate change can be a real opportunity for employment. [ ... ] In our studies , it is estimated that could create up to 15 to 60 million jobs."

  8. Sustainable Development and Climate Change: What challenges and opportunities for Unions?

    09 October 2015

    The ILO hosted the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs from 5 to 9 October 2015.The following is an interview with Ms. Rulita Wijayaningdyah, General Secretary of the Indonesian Forestry and Allied Workers Union, who expressed her views about the challenges and opportunities for Unions towards an environmental sustainable economy.

  9. ILO ensuring a “just transition” to sustainable economy

    09 October 2015

    Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo is the Minister of Labour, Human Resources and Social Security and former Minister of the Environment for Barbados. She recently chaired a tripartite meeting of experts on the subject of transitioning towards environmentally sustainable economies. In this interview she talks to ILO News about the work of the expert meeting and the ILO on preparing for the shift to a more sustainable world.

  10. Kenya: The Green Jobs Hackathon

    02 October 2015

    The Green Jobs hackathon forum targeted selected MSMEs in the green building construction industry to develop innovative solutions and create synergies for enhancing sustainability and employment creation in the building and construction industry in Kenya. It came about the success of the Eco Manyatta project.