News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. World of Work Summit

    President Hollande calls for tripartite mobilization on climate change

    11 June 2015

    Guest of honor of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande advocated for universal mobilization to fight climate change and better ensure application of international labour law.

  2. World of Work Summit

    Nobel Peace Laureate warns climate change is fueling child trafficking

    11 June 2015

    Kailash Satyarthi calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management, at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference.

  3. World of Work Summit

    Decent work crucial to tackling climate change

    11 June 2015

    Tweets from a high-level discussion on climate change and the world of work, which opened the 2015 World of Work Summit on 11 June 2015.

  4. Interview with Lene Olsen

    A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?

    11 June 2015

    The Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) has just published the latest issue of the International Journal of Labour Research (IJLR) which addresses “A just transition for all: Can the past inform the future?”. In this interview, the ACTRAV focal point on Green Jobs, Lene Olsen explains the issues surrounding the topic of just transition in the world of work, for the trade union movement in particular.

  5. World of Work Summit

    ILO World of Work Summit tackles climate change

    11 June 2015

    Around the world, the effects of climate change are affecting people's lives and livelihoods. Climate change is not only an environmental problem, it's also a social problem. The ILO World of Work Summit sees tackling climate change as a unique opportunity for job creation and economic growth.

  6. Video

    Pharrell Williams calls for green, decent jobs to be put centre stage

    11 June 2015

    Award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams, has called on governments, employers and workers to ensure that green, decent jobs are at the top of the agenda when the world meet at the climate change conference at the end of the year.

  7. Video

    UNFCCC Message to the World of Work Summit

    11 June 2015

    Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres, wishes attendees of the ILO's World of Work Summit success as they discuss how to open up labour opportunities in our global response to the climate challenge.

  8. Press release

    Pharrell Williams calls for action on climate change and green, decent jobs

    11 June 2015

    International music sensation Pharrell Williams calls on the world of work to tackle climate change to ensure young people and the planet have a sustainable future.

  9. © Pierre Albouy / ILO 2023

    104th International Labour Conference

    World of work summit on “Climate Change and the World of Work”

    The 104th International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit to discuss the implications of climate change for the world of work. Follow our live webcast and listen to high-level participants, including the President of France, François Hollande, the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, as well representatives of employers and workers.

  10. Upcoming events at the ILO

    ILO World of Work Summit and World Day against Child Labour

    08 June 2015