News, articles and events on Green Jobs

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    A better future of work means building it green

    12 October 2020

    Nature can provide some of the best opportunities for creating jobs and stimulating economies, while protecting the planet.

  2. News

    ILO and Lebanon issue guidelines for Employment Intensive Projects

    07 October 2020

    The guidelines aim to reinforce cooperation and harmonization between the Lebanese government, NGOs and development partners, and provide guidance on planning and implementation of EIPs.

  3. Biodiversity Summit

    Productive economies and decent work need a healthy planet

    30 September 2020

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses the UNGA Biodiversity Summit with the message that today’s and tomorrow’s jobs depend on preserving ecosystems and biodiversity. Without a healthy planet, there can be no productive economies nor decent work.

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    Latin America and Caribbean show way to green COVID-19 recovery

    29 September 2020

    Greening the world of work post-COVID-19 could create millions of jobs in the most bio-diverse region on the planet. However, the right policies need to be put in place to ensure they are decent jobs.

  5. COVID-19: Supporting employment and incomes

    Decent work helps bring peace and social cohesion during crisis

    24 September 2020

    Countries that are already experiencing fragility, conflict, climate change and forced displacement will continue to face multiple burdens as results of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO calls for more peaceful and resilient societies through the promotion of employment and decent work.

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    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

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    Momentum continues for a Green Economy Transformation in Argentina

    08 September 2020

    Through knowledge development and capacity-building with studies, diagnostic tools and workshops, Argentina’s green economy transformation is well-underway with the support of PAGE. In July, the Country Diagnostic Tool on the Labour Market, Green Jobs and Circular Economy has been finalized on behalf of the ILO, as well as the Stocktaking Study and Report. The two documents were developed in collaboration with National Universities and validated at a workshop on 24 July, where they were discussed with the National Entities, Trade Unions representatives, Employer´s representatives, NGOs and the UN System.

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    Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa

    08 September 2020

    On 26th August 2020, Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) hosted a side event in collaboration with the digital Bio Africa Convention 2020. The title of the side event was “Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa”. The side event was aimed at launching and validating two recently completed PAGE products commissioned by UNIDO. The side event was attended by policymakers, research institutes, business representatives, international organizations, and NGOs and focused on sharing and discussing challenges and opportunities in growing the biomaterial industry in South Africa and aboard. The high-level event was opened by Dr. Jenitha Badul, Chair of the PAGE National Steering Committee in South Africa.

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    Greening Women-Led SMEs in Burkina Faso

    07 September 2020

    A PAGE-facilitated green entrepreneurship training was held to assist business owners in improving ecological standards by fostering the greening of their businesses. The nine entrepreneurs all work within local agriculture and non-timber forest product (NTFP) processing and sustainable trade.

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    Building on PAGE work for a Green Recovery in Jiangsu

    17 August 2020

    In December 2019, a Green Development week took place in Suzhou to provide a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and information exchange in order to boost green development in Jiangsu. Moving forward to a post-COVID-19 context, it is apparent that the central themes explored in the green development week are also those crucial to green recovery in Jiangsu.