News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Video

    Green Jobs: Providing Sustainable Prosperity

    06 February 2019

    Bangladesh ranks 173 out of 180 countries in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) and it is also one of the most climatically vulnerable countries in the world. How can we change this situation for sustainability of the planet? Green jobs provides one such solution. Green jobs are decent jobs that are good for the environment to contribute to fight against climate change.

  2. GAIN Webinar Series

    GAIN Webinar 4: The relevance of COP24 climate negotiations for research and vice versa

    29 January 2019

    This session discusses the relationship between climate negotiations and research, with a specific angle on Just Transition and the COP24 negotiations. First, the webinar sheds light on how research guides climate policy by presenting the outstanding report of The New Climate Economy (2018): Unlocking the inclusive growth story of the 21st century: accelerating climate action in urgent times. Thereafter, the discussion will focus on the outcomes of the COP24 climate negotiations and what they mean for research and economic modelling of the Just Transition.

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    Green economy

    50 million tonnes of potentially job creating e-waste discarded annually

    25 January 2019

    Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.

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    PAGE Ministerial Conference

    We cannot tolerate the cost of inaction on climate change

    10 January 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined three key climate change challenges and put forward a number of proposals, in an address to the Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), in South Africa.

  5. Green Jobs

    Green Jobs: The key to sustainable development

    10 January 2019

    By making our work greener, we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world. The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people.

  6. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

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    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    We can both create jobs and protect the environment

    01 December 2018

    Job opportunity and economic growth can happen without costing the planet, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a G20 discussion on “Embracing the Opportunities (Infrastructure; Energy transitions; A sustainable food future)”.

  8. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

  9. GAIN Webinar Series

    GAIN Webinar 3: Country ownership and development of Green Jobs Assessment Models

    28 November 2018

    This session introduces GAIN’s role in building capacity through facilitating the development of country-owned Green Jobs Assessment Models. The session also presents the methodology used and the expected outcomes by presenting two of the latest country-specific green jobs reports.

  10. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.