Green Jobs in Asia - Sri Lanka

The Green Jobs in Asia Project seeks to deepen ILO constituents understanding and commitments for the promotion of gender sensitive green jobs opportunities and a just transition for workers and employers towards a low-carbon, climate resilient, environmentally friendly development in Sri Lanka.


The main goal of the project is to assist Sri Lanka in shifting to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work. The project directly contributes to the national programs and initiatives relating to employment, climate change, environment and disaster management and recovery from the economic crisis.

Through enhanced capacity of ILO constituents, sound policy guidance, the undertaking of gender-responsive field activities on green employment in specific economic sectors, the project aims to assist five Asian countries including Sri Lanka in shifting to a low-carbon, environmentally friendly and climate resilient economy that helps accelerate the jobs recovery, reduce social gaps, support development goals and realize decent work. In the context of this project, the experience on green jobs gained by leading countries in Asia and beyond will be shared.

Project objectives

  • Objective 1: Promote the capacity of ILO constituents to engage in dialogue on green jobs through increased access to reliable sources of data and information on green jobs and training, including on the employment impacts of environment-related policies and good practices on green jobs
  • Objective 2: Green jobs mainstreamed in national labour and social policy of Sri Lanka
  • Objective 3: Green Jobs demonstration programmes which respond to the different needs of women and men, implemented in key sectors selected on the basis of research and consultations

Project partners and stakeholders

  • Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations
  • Waste Management Authority – Western Province
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Employers’ and Workers’ Organizations

For further information

Ms. Shyama Salgado

National Project Coordinator