News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. 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.

  2. Video

    Boosting skills for green jobs

    25 October 2018

    Climate change and environmental degradation are jeopardizing the sustainability of human development worldwide. At the same time, moves toward a greener economy are creating new opportunities in technology, investments, and jobs. This video highlights the important role skills development plays in achieving a just transition to a greener economy and in building environmentally sustainable societies for all. Private sector engagement is also a key in the transition to a green economy given the size of investments required in green technologies and the skills demanded and occupations needed by enterprises.

  3. News

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    24 October 2018

    The latest UNEMG Nexus Dialogue was held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the 23 October 2018 with an outcome of 10 key messages to guide policy advice, future research, partnerships, and advocacy.

  4. News

    Is your business ready to leap and go green?

    24 October 2018

    The Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Programme launches the Simuka-Phakama 2018 business competition for green and growth oriented SMEs

  5. UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogue Series

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  6. GAIN Webinar Series

    GAIN Webinar 2: Employment costs and benefits of the just transition: greening the transport sector

    19 September 2018

    This session analyses the Just Transition in the transport sector. The webinar provides both a conceptual overview of the linkages between the transport sector, employment, and the environment, and a practical insight by presenting the results and innovative methodology of Cambridge Econometrics’ report: Fuelling Europe’s Future (2018).

  7. Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators

    Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde: Improving living conditions of waste pickers in Colombia

    23 August 2018

    "Spotlight Interviews with Co-operators" is a series of interviews with cooperators from around the world with whom ILO officials have crossed paths during the course of their work with cooperatives. On this occasion, ILO interviewed Martha Elena Iglesias, a waste picker and the leader of Cooperative of Associated Work Planeta Verde in Colombia.

  8. Video

    GAIN Webinar 1: World Employment and Social Outlook (2018): Greening with Jobs

    24 July 2018

    This session presents the World Employment and Social Outlook 2018 report (WESO) , with a specific focus on the methodological toolkit used to undertake such economic scenario modelling exercises related to a just transition towards greener economies.

  9. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    Making the green economy the new status quo

    23 July 2018

    During the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018, Guy Ryder spoke about the employment potential emerging from action action against climate change.

  10. Training

    Green Jobs training in Iran

    18 July 2018

    Between 26 and 28 June 2018, the ILO Green Jobs Programme delivered a Green Jobs Training to more than 70 participants from government agencies, social partners and civil societies in Teheran, Iran.