News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. 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.

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    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.

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    Sustainable development

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. COP 21

    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.

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    ILO key messages for the COP21

    18 November 2015

    The ILO is calling for an explicit recognition in the Paris Agreement of the importance of decent work and of the need for a just transition for all.

  7. News

    Regional Forum on greening industries and green entrepreneurship in rural Africa

    17 November 2015

    This knowledge sharing and learning event for Africa attended by 80 participants from 29 countries was held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

  8. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP21

  9. Press release

    ILO adopts guidelines on sustainable development, decent work and green jobs

    05 November 2015

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a decision concerning Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.

  10. News

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    04 November 2015

    The Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America was opened on Monday 3 November 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations System and the global initiative Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).