News, articles and events on Green Jobs

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    ILO calls for stronger linkages between labour and climate agendas

    18 December 2014

    Delegates from over 190 nations met in Lima, Peru, for two-week talks to prepare the road towards a new global climate change agreement for adoption at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) next year in Paris.

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    The 17th European Forum on Eco-innovation was dedicated to the topic of jobs and skills transformation

    05 December 2014

    The Forum discussions examined the employment opportunities and challenges arising from the transition to a green and circular economy.

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    The ILO engages in climate change at Lima Conference and beyond

    01 December 2014

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) under the United Nation Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), taking place in Lima, Peru, from 1 December to 12 December 2014.

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    Five ways in which the ILO is working on climate change

    28 November 2014

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    Senegal in motion towards a green economy

    27 November 2014

    The launch of the PAGE initiative in Senegal: an innovative UN partnership promoting national strategies for a green economy.

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    Green Jobs Training Programme successfully launched in South Africa

    24 November 2014

    The Government of South Africa has identified the transition to a green economy as a key policy area due to its potential to stimulate economic growth and create sustainable jobs.

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    First “Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business” (SIYGCB) Trainers trained

    19 November 2014

    The Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business training is a green sectoral business development programme that aims to support emerging and established entrepreneurs that wish to engage in the green building construction sector. The SIYGCB has been developed in close collaboration with national and international stakeholders in Zambia and South Africa. A first group of future trainers were trained in the rationale and the use of the SIYCGB training modules.

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    Tripartite Meeting for consultations on Decent Work,Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    13 October 2014

    Caribbean labour ministers, leading trade unionists and employers’ representatives all agreed that the accelerated impact of climate change is posing an immense risk to tourism, agriculture and fishing in the region

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    Multinational Enterprises, Development and Decent Work

    Special information session on the implementation strategy of the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in the American region.

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    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.