News, articles and events on Green Jobs
ILO Director-General addresses COP 21 on Africa Day
08 December 2015
With education, technical skills and business development support, thousands of young African women and men can become business leaders that will drive the clean energy revolution, transform agriculture and bring about green innovation that we need for climate change solutions.
Green Jobs in Zambia
The renewable power of green skills for women in Zambia
07 December 2015
For the women in the Kalulushi compound in the Copperbelt Province, building their own houses with green technologies wasn't enough. Like most people in Zambia's rural areas, they are off the grid. Without electricity, families must either spend hours in the dark or use dangerous, expensive alternatives such as kerosene, candles and charcoal. As part of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme, Emmery Matongo, Georgina Kunda and a few others were trained in solar panel assembly and installation. Not only this changed the daily lives of all villagers, it also opened new livelihood prospects for women. (Closed Captions available)
Green Jobs in Zambia
Building green, boosting jobs, bettering lives in Zambia
07 December 2015
Faced with unemployment, especially among women and youth, high levels of inequality and poverty, and environmental issues the government of Zambia launched a Green Jobs Programme in 2013. (Closed Captions available)
From Waste to Green Jobs
04 December 2015
Recycling in Albania: Waste management and recycling have become important pillars in the construction of the green economy. They offer a wide variety of job opportunities in the public and private sectors.
New services help Vanuatu recover from Cyclone Pam
01 December 2015
As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, the ILO is helping Vanuatu to rebuild stronger and greener to better prepare for future storms.
Stories of change: Zambia
How Zambia is greening its way out of poverty
30 November 2015
Faced with unemployment, inequality and poverty, as well as a housing backlog and environmental challenges, the government of Zambia has launched a Green Jobs Programme in the construction sector.
Paris climate conference
France: Climate agreement «should be as ambitious as possible»
27 November 2015
As the Paris Climate Conference gets under way, ILO News spoke to Ambassador Elisabeth Laurin, France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and to International Organizations in Switzerland. She talks about France’s vision on the green economy and the role the ILO and social partners can play.
10 action points towards a greener economy
26 November 2015
Just before the opening of the Paris climate conference that is expected to set new ambitious targets to move to a low-carbon economy, ILO Green Jobs Programme Coordinator Kees van der Ree outlines ten steps that can facilitate a transition to a green economy.
325th Session of the Governing Body
325th session of the ILO Governing Body: What were the results for the workers?
24 November 2015
The violation of labour rights in Qatar, Guatemala, Fiji and Myanmar was one of the items on the agenda of the 325th Session of the Governing Body that took place in Geneva from 2nd to 12th November 2015. In this interview, the President of the Workers’ Group of the Governing Body, Mr Luc Cortebeeck, reviews several agenda items, including the global refugee crisis and its labour market implications, and climate change, which is due to be discussed at the Paris Conference in December 2015.
How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work
23 November 2015
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.