News, articles and events on Green Jobs

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    COP 21

    ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work

    15 December 2015

    As the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement the ILO welcomes the recognition of the role of decent work in the transition.

  2. COP 21

    "We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director

    11 December 2015

    At a COP 21 side event, Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director Field Operations and Partnerships, explains that while moving to a sustainable economy will have profound implications for the world of work, with the right policies in place, many tens of millions of jobs can be created.

  3. Event

    UNFCCC COP21 ONE UN High-Level Roundtable: Human Mobility & Climate Change

    This high-level roundtable brought together participants from governments, UN agencies and other organisations to discuss human mobility in all its forms in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) process.

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    2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development follow-up and implementation:role for Trade Unions

  5. Climate and decent work solutions

    Green jobs in Albania: “We have to learn from the mistakes of the past”

    09 December 2015

    As world leaders meet in Paris to advance climate and decent work agendas, an ILO project has created much-needed jobs for Albanian youth – while cleaning polluted lakes and rehabilitating degraded agricultural land.

  6. COP 21

    Empowering a Global Generation of Young People

    08 December 2015

    ILO Director-General calls on the world's governments, workers and employers to build on the areas of training and education for youth that will unleash the potential for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and thus best serve the needs of communities and the planet.

  7. COP 21

    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.

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. Environment

    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.