News, articles and events on Green Jobs
“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.
First “Academy on the Green Economy” kicks off in Turin
06 October 2014
The new training course – which kicks off with a high level policy forum – will facilitate the sharing of experiences and know-how on green jobs creation.
Young Indonesian entrepreneur goes green
30 September 2014
Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.
UN Climate Summit 2014
"Cleaner, Greener, and Richer"
22 September 2014
ILO Director-General and UNFCCC Executive-Director argue that world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit in New York can deliver a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world that provides millions of decent work opportunities.
High level meeting on measuring the potential for inclusive green growth and job creation in Zambia
17 September 2014
The Ministry of Finance has started assessing Zambia’s potential for inclusive green growth and job creation across different economic sectors. The Green Jobs Assessment will inform and guide further policy development aimed at inclusive green growth and job creation in Zambia in line with the revised 6th National Develop Plan which ensures that economic growth is pro-poor, job-rich and sustainable.
Small Island Developing States
Decent work and sustainability intertwined for small states battling climate change
05 September 2014
The international community has just concluded its discussion in Samoa about small island developing states, with decent work for all emerging as a key commitment, writes Bob Kyloh, senior ILO economist, who attended the conference.
Small Island Developing States
Can closer economic integration bring more decent work opportunities in the Caribbean?
01 September 2014
A high-level panel discussion at the UN Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa on 1 September will bring together the ILO with policy makers, employer and worker representatives to discuss the feasibility and implications of greater economic integration in the Caribbean. The Director of the ILO Office for the Caribbean looks at some of the proposed measures and their implications for decent job creation.
ILO and UNFCCC to increase collaboration ahead of UN climate summit
27 August 2014
Joint statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Sustainable development for Small Island States
Green ambitions in Mauritius
26 August 2014
The ILO is partnering with Mauritius as it rolls out its green economy action plan ahead of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa.