News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Video coverage

    ILO Head: "New Jobs and Environment Protection, We Can Do Both"

    31 May 2012

    According to a report issued by the ILO along with the Green Jobs Initiative, up to 60 million jobs over the next two decades could be achieved by moving to a greener economy. "There can be substantial net gains in employment, social inclusion and poverty reduction through an integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development", declared ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, today in Geneva.

  2. Video News Release

    German green initiatives lead worldwide sustainability

    31 May 2012

    The German city of Freiburg is leading the way to more jobs and a greener economy through sustainable initiatives to its construction industry. A recent report jointly issued by the ILO and UNEP, says similar practices adopted worldwide could generate millions of jobs , lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty and reduce greenhouse emissions.

  3. Press release

    Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

  4. Press release

    Media Advisory: ILO and UNEP to publish new report on green economy

    24 May 2012

  5. Article

    Giving young people the right skills for today’s jobs

    15 May 2012

    At a time when youth unemployment has reached alarming levels, governments are urgently seeking ways to tackle the crisis and defuse the potential time bomb of an increasingly disheartened and angry generation. Journalist Patrick Moser reports.

  6. Press release

    ILO’s commitment to Rio +20

    07 May 2012

    The ILO is participating actively in the preparations for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  7. Video interview

    An interview with Manuela Tomei on Occupational Safety and Health in the Green Economy

    25 April 2012

    ILO TV interviews Manuela Tomei, Director of the Labour Protection Department about the new report "Promoting safety and health in a green economy" in the lead up to this year's World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  8. News

    ILO says jobs in the green economy should be safe and healthy

    24 April 2012

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched for World Day for Safety and Health at Work says the greening of the economy should be accompanied by the proper integration of workplace safety and health measures.

  9. Press release

    Towards an inclusive and green economy: Flanders, ILO and SERV stress the importance of green jobs

    23 April 2012

    Investing in skills development, anticipating labour market changes and promoting social dialogue: these are considered crucial conditions in a just transition towards a green and sustainable economy. These elements were highlighted as crucial for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, during a Green Jobs Conference jointly organized by the Government of Flanders, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Social and Economic Council of Flanders (SERV).

  10. Q&A

    Zooming in on the safety and health dimension of greening the economy

    23 April 2012

    The 2012 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on the promotion of occupational safety and health (OSH) in a green economy. The shift to a green economy is perceived as a way to reconcile the world’s economic and social needs with environmental sustainability. However, even if certain jobs are considered to be “green”, the technologies used may protect the environment but not be safe at all. In this interview, Ms Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO Labour Protection Department (PROTRAV), looks at the less visible dimension of green jobs and the greening of traditional sectors.