News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Event

    Hollywood rolls out green carpet for the ILO

    19 February 2013

    Film composer, Hans Zimmer and movie director, Ron Howard – both Academy Award winners - are hosting a party in Hollywood to raise awareness of the ILO’s Green Jobs Programme on Thursday 21 February.

  2. Press release

    New green economy partnership responds to Rio+20 Call for Action

    19 February 2013

    Four UN agencies to assist 30 countries in transition to a green economy

  3. Event

    Inter-Agency Workshop: Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy

    The ILO organizes an Inter-Agency Workshop in collaboration with UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR under the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the Green Growth Working Group of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED). Participants of this workshop will review and compare current approaches, tools and practices to assess and promote jobs and social inclusion in a green economy.

  4. Safety at work

    Turning computer junk into jobs

    18 January 2013

    Vast amounts of electrical and electronic waste end up in developing countries where the recycling methods are often hazardous. Integrating informal e-waste operations into the formal sector can help make the process safer, according to an ILO study titled "The global impact of e-waste".

  5. Event

    Technical Expert Consultation on Labour Statistics: Moving towards a statistical definition of green jobs

    Consultation to expose and discuss the preliminary ILO thinking on the conceptual and measurement framework for defining and identifying green jobs, including on the international definition of green jobs for statistical purposes.

  6. Event

    ILO-Luxembourg conference on "Green Jobs. Opportunities and challenges for green and decent jobs"

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the ILO are organizing a conference on green jobs and its opportunities in Luxembourg on 13 December 2012.

  7. South-South cooperation

    “Alien plants” boost green jobs in South Africa

    20 November 2012

    South Africa has become a success story when it comes to creating jobs and protecting the environment through its Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). Many other countries in the global south are also benefitting from similar programmes.

  8. Event

    Global South-South Development Forum 2012

    The 2012 Global South-South Development Expo in Vienna (Austria) placed the spotlight on Energy and Climate Change. The ILO Solution Forum on Energy, Climate Change and Decent Work (20 November) covered inclusive access to decent work, follow-up to Rio+20, green jobs, social protection and the promotion of workers’ rights in the field of renewable energy and climate change.

  9. Sustainable development

    Monitoring Climate Change in the Philippines

    31 August 2012

    In the southern Philippines, the lives of farmers and the weather have always been intimately connected. But now, the effects of climate change are making farmers’ livelihoods even more vulnerable. By monitoring severe weather, a project implemented by the International Labour Organization is helping protect farmers from the worst effects of climate change, and insuring those most at risk.

  10. Article

    Greening Haiti

    31 August 2012

    Decades of environmental degradation have left Haiti on the brink, posing a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Training programmes are helping Haitians move towards a greener, more sustainable economy.