Green jobs

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Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labour market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.

Latest

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    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  2. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

Focus on

  1. Publication

    Wastewater and jobs

    How investments in wastewater treatment can impact job creation, skills development and OSH. 

Publications

  1. Technical Paper

    A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

    This paper stresses the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

Highlight

  1. Video

    The effect of climate heat waves on workers' productivity and health

    Professor Tord Kjellström explains the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on working conditions.

Projects and activities

  1. ILO's support worldwide:

  • The role the ILO must take up is to promote the considerable potential for creation of decent work associated with the transition to a low-carbon sustainable development path and to minimize and manage the inevitable dislocation that will accompany it."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General