News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Event

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

  2. 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.

  3. Skills

    Technical validation workshop on Skills for Green Jobs - 17 May 2010

    The purpose of the technical validation workshop was to validate the findings of the global policy-applied research project on Skills for Green Jobs. The Global synthesis report and the European synthesis report were discussed. The workshop aimed to: a) identify environmental challenges and skills response strategies; b) discuss green restructuring processes on the labour market and related retraining needs; c) highlight current and future occupational changes and their implication on vocational training; d) propose specific policy recommendations and suggestions for further steps.

  4. From the field

    Haiti: From Storm Recovery to Sustainable Development

    09 December 2009

    In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne swept through the historical port city of Gonaïves in Haiti, sending walls of water and mud down the surrounding slopes and changing the face of the city forever. A project managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been helping local residents organize themselves to build erosion control networks to protect the city from future mudslides and heavy run-off. ILO TV reports.

  5. Press release

    Green jobs initiative: MOU signed between BMET and Grameen Shakti

    16 September 2009

    In support of the government’s current efforts for expansion of renewable and clean energy, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and Grameen Shakti signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training of solar technicians on 16 September 2009.

  6. Video

    Waste Collection in Liberia

    15 April 2009

    After its brutal civil war, Liberia is slowly on the road to recovery. Although the population remains desperately poor, with many people living on less than 1 US dollar a day, efforts are underway to generate jobs that both provide a decent income and protect the environment.

  7. Event

    ILO Side Event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference

    Co-hosted together with ITU, UNEP, ITUC and IOE, this event focuses on how ICT can help to shift from a high to a low carbon global economy and on the Green Jobs Initiative: towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon World. The event was chaired by Peter Poschen, ILO.

  8. News

    New impetus for co-ordinated approach to ship recycling through new legally binding instrument Issued jointly by IMO, ILO and the Basel Convention

    15 December 2005