News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Event

    Workshop: Agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda

    On 27 July, Social Finance facilitated a workshop on agricultural and climate risk insurance in Uganda, organized as part of our partnership with IFAD's Insurance for Rural Resilience and Economic Development Programme (INSURED) and in collaboration with the Agro Consortium (AIC). The workshop shared lessons learned on the demand and supply side, success factors and opportunities for improvement for climate and agricultural risk management in the country. The discussions focused on awareness raising, education, delivery modalities and the role of technology in creating value for smallholder farmers, and the financial and non-financial institutions working with them.

  2. World Youth Skills Day 2021

    The skills young job seekers need

    15 July 2021

    On World Youth Skills Day 2021, ILO Senior Youth Employment Specialist, Susana Puerto, spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on young people’s education and job prospects and the skills that are in demand by employers and a changing world of work. The ILO has published a new Global Framework on Core Skills for Life and Work in the 21st Century, which will be launched at an event for World Youth Skills Day on 15 July.

  3. Green jobs in ASEAN

    Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  4. International Journal of Labour Research

    High level launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 24th June 2021 AT 9:00 GMT (11:00 CEST). “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

  5. News

    Conceptualization of the Green Jobs in Peru

    01 June 2021

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment Promotion of Peru and the ILO presented the definition of green jobs in Peru and indicators for assessing them, an essential step in driving a recovery in the labour market with decent work (in Spanish)

  6. News

    ILO COOP participates in the Strategic Workshop “Toward an action plan to eliminate child labour and to promote decent work in solid waste management systems in Mexico”

    28 May 2021

    Head of ILO’s COOP Unit highlighted the role that cooperatives play for informal waste-pickers to access social protection, generate negotiation power with public and private stakeholders and to formalize their work.

  7. ILO Caribbean Resilience Project

    Virtual Training on the Labour Market Contingency Plan (LMCP) and Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)

    The virtual training, is aimed at reinforcing the capacities of ILO constituents and key stakeholders on understanding and using ILO developed templates for preparing an integrated LMCP in each country; and understanding PDNAs and how to conduct them, with particular emphasis on the Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection Sector (ELSP) component.

  8. ILO Caribbean Resilience Project

    ILO Caribbean Resilience Symposium

    The symposium is designed to ensure that the knowledge developed by the ILO Caribbean Resilience Project is widely accessible to regional decision makers, social partners, technocrats, and development practitioners for practical policy change, advocacy and resource mobilization towards greater Caribbean resilience.

  9. © Marco Verch 2021

    Earth Day

    Invest in climate education to build a better workforce for a greener future

    22 April 2021

    Climate and environmental literacy can help create jobs, build a green consumer market and allow citizens to better engage with their governments about climate change.

  10. ILO Green Week and Earth Day 2021

    Africa regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative and “the social dimension of the ecological transition” project

    In the context of the ILO’s Green Week and this year’s Earth Day, the ILO and its tripartite constituents will host a regional launch of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative. The event will also launch the social dimension of the ecological transition project on advancing climate action, a just transition, and decent work in Africa.