Multimedia on Green Jobs
The world of work and the environment - national experiences
26 August 2013
Green jobs by ILO's delegates
23 August 2013
Interviews with workers', employer's and governement's representatives at the 102nd International Labour Conference.
Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs
18 June 2013
Achieving environmental sustainability and creating decent jobs for all are both urgent challenges. Delegates at the 102nd International Labour Conference are looking at ways of tackling both issues, which are closely linked.
Environmental sustainability is key to the labour market
14 June 2013
The International Labour Conference in Geneva at the role of the world of work in preventing further environmental degradation.
Monitoring Climate Change in the Philippines
31 August 2012
In the southern Philippines, the lives of farmers and the weather have always been intimately connected. But now, the effects of climate change are making farmers’ livelihoods even more vulnerable. By monitoring severe weather, a project implemented by the International Labour Organization is helping protect farmers from the worst effects of climate change, and insuring those most at risk.
Transitioning to Green Jobs in Sri Lanka
03 August 2012
“Green jobs” can be created in the most fundamental of workplaces, and the result can benefit traditional industries. That’s what is happening in Sri Lanka, where former “waste pickers” at Sri Lanka’s garbage dumps were given new skills to work more efficiently and protect their health, and that is benefitting one of the island’s iconic industries.
A green initiative brightens Bangladesh
02 July 2012
70% of all families living in Bangladesh’s countryside are not connected to the national electricity grid; the power lines either haven’t reached their villages or the cost of connection is too high for them. But now, with help from the ILO and Australia, and encouraged by the central government some villagers can get low cost solar power as an alternative energy source. And new skills are required to bring solar power to Bangladesh’s villages, which is creating the demand for “green jobs” to get the job done.
ILO Chief discusses with BBC Radio the transition to a greener economy and the way forward
22 June 2012
BBC World Service interviewed the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, at the Rio+20 Summit, on the transition to a greener economy.
RIO+20: On the scene with the ILO
18 June 2012
An interview with Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department, and Head of the Green Jobs Programme
ILO Head: "New Jobs and Environment Protection, We Can Do Both"
31 May 2012
According to a report issued by the ILO along with the Green Jobs Initiative, up to 60 million jobs over the next two decades could be achieved by moving to a greener economy. "There can be substantial net gains in employment, social inclusion and poverty reduction through an integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development", declared ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, today in Geneva.