News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. News

    Senegal holds first Green Economy Academy

    10 May 2016

    Over 70 representatives of policy, research and analysis institutions rallied on the first edition of the Green Economy Academy in Dakar, Senegal, on 3-5 May 2016.

  2. News

    Decent work and just transitions must be at the heart of climate action

    27 April 2016

    This was underlined by Geneva-based dialogue gathering government representatives, staff from international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the day of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony.

  3. © UN Photo/R.Bajornas 2023

    Paris Agreement on climate change

    Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    The far-reaching Paris Agreement on climate change was signed at the United Nations by 175 countries ushering in an era of unprecedented action to protect the environment, slash greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.

  4. Video

    ILO SCORE India : ‘Green SMEs, Win SMEs'

    21 April 2016

    ‘Green Practices’ by enterprises not only contribute to their resource efficiency and savings but also in the sustainable development of a country due to reduced environmental impact on community. Further, it is increasingly becoming a determining factor in purchasing and procurement decisions by global buyers. This video shows the gains reported by SCORE-trained Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India after becoming ‘green’ following adoption of simple and cost-effective clean production techniques identified through the involvement of employees.

  5. Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    'Urgent action for faster, greener and more inclusive growth'

    16 April 2016

    Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, to the World Bank-IMF Development Committee.

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    The Paris Agreement on climate change: Implications for the world of work

    This event is jointly organized with the Geneva Environment Network on the occasion of the celebration of Earth Day 2016 and the Paris Agreement signing ceremony

  7. News

    How to up-scale social-environmental entrepreneurship in South Africa?

    17 March 2016

    This was the focus of an ILO dedicated interactive session at the SEED South Africa Symposium 2016.

  8. Q&A

    Five facts you should know about green jobs in Africa

    03 March 2016

    The green economy can be an opportunity for women to gain their rightful place in the workforce. On Africa Environment Day and Wangari Maathai Day, ILO News talks with Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Policy specialist on Green Jobs at the ILO, to get first-hand information on innovative policies to enhance environmental sustainability and create decent employment opportunities.

  9. News

    ITUC-Africa New Year School on climate change

    26 February 2016

    African trade unions stress climate change is a labour issue and claim role in policy responses to ensure decent work gains and a just transition for all.

  10. © A'Melody Lee / World Bank 2023

    World Day of Social Justice

    "We must work together to ensure that no one is left behind"

    20 February 2016

    "We now face the true acid test of the strength of our policies and depth of our commitment," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.