News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. News

    ILO welcomes new UNEP report on green economy

    23 February 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed a new Green Economy Report by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) entitled ‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’. The report outlines the policy choices, urgent actions and investments needed for a global ‘Green Economy’ – one that is low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially-inclusive.

  2. Article

    Youth join green jobs push in China

    15 February 2011

    Yang Shumbo, a Chinese electronic sciences student invented a device to save electricity. He developed this into a business under a pilot project of the Greener Business Option (GBO), an ILO Green Jobs Programme initiative. GBO aims to encourage entrepreneurship in green businesses among young people. Report from Chengdu, China, by Satoshi Sasaki, Specialist on Enterprise Development and Job Creation, ILO Beijing and Vincent Jugault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Bangkok.

  3. News

    Cancun Agreement: ILO highlights call for a “Just Transition” with green jobs and decent work

    15 December 2010

    The ILO praised the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) on climate change for including social and decent work dimensions in the outcome document, signaling broad recognition for a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy with decent work and greener jobs.

  4. Event

    RIO+20: The Transition to a Green Economy: Implications for poverty alleviation and sustainable development

  5. Event

    UN-System side event on Adaptation

  6. Event

    The United Nations system is delivering as ONE on implementation to address climate change

  7. Event

    Inclusion of social dimensions in climate change policies and programmes: social criteria for impact assessments of mitigation and adaptation actions

  8. Event

    Improving resilience to protect human health and welfare from the adverse affects of climate change

  9. Event

    The ILO Green Jobs Programme: Work of ILO on environment, climate change, green economy and sustainable development

  10. Event

    Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.