Multimedia on Green Jobs

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Kenya: Green jobs creation through eco manyattas

    01 October 2015

    The adverse effects of deforestation that occurs in the building and construction of pastoralist homes in Kenya has direct impacts on the health and environment of these communities. Arid climate conditions and extreme weather events only exacerbate the problems of local development. The Eco Manyatta project enhances the living standards of these pastoral communities through green jobs creation in the construction of eco-friendly manyattas.

  4. Solomon Islands: Cash for work helps natural disaster recovery

    22 July 2015

    Climate change directly affects lives around the world, especially as extreme weather events become more common. In the Solomon Islands, villages were washed away when heavy torrential rains, caused two rivers to burst their banks. The ILO's Cash for Work program helps the government, and workers from those communities restore their villages and livelihoods.

  5. Parallel Session on Water and Jobs at the 4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work

    08 July 2015

  6. Behind the scenes: The making of the Pharrell Williams’ video address on green jobs

    29 June 2015

    International music sensation Pharrell Williams, in a video address to the ILO's World of Work Summit, called on the international community to tackle climate change and ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future. Here’s the making of the video.

  7. Kailash Satyarthi calls on ILO constituents to help make child labour history

    11 June 2015

    Nobel Peace Laureate, Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference. (Closed captions available)

  8. President of France, François Hollande addresses International Labour Conference

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honour of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande calls for universal mobilization to fight climate change and to ensure better application of international labour law. (In French with subtitles in English)

  9. Day 9: “Action on climate change is action for growth, justice and labor rights” says French President Francois Hollande

    11 June 2015

    Heads of state and Nobel laureate Kailash call for action on climate change at World of Work Summit hosted by the 104th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  10. ILO World of Work Summit tackles climate change

    11 June 2015

    Around the world, the effects of climate change are affecting people's lives and livelihoods. Climate change is not only an environmental problem, it's also a social problem. The ILO World of Work Summit sees tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth.