The international community is prepared to combat climate change and transition to a low-carbon future. It’s time for concrete action. In this course, participants learn how to support the transition to sustainable economies and societies, at the institutional and individual levels. Are you ready to play your part in the green transition? Join us for this dynamic and important course.

Introduction to the course

This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges. The course is an opportunity to review concepts, global practices and national experiences, with the aim of understanding the main policy areas of the Guidelines and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.

Who attends this course?

Representatives of ministries of labour/employment and social partners, as well as government officials from other ministries (e.g. environment, planning, finance); national and international development agencies; climate change commissions, institutions and coalitions; environmental agencies; civil society organizations and academia. Gender-balanced participation is desirable.

What topics does this course cover?

This course links three key topics:
  • Green jobs
  • Just transition
  • Social justice

What will I learn?

  • Participants deepen their knowledge of key topics with the guidance of international development experts.
  • All about the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition
  • How the environment and the world of work are linked within the sustainable development framework
  • Global best practices and country-specific examples

What will I be able to do?

  • Participants develop solutions to complex problems, creating more sustainable societies.
  • Use international guidelines to help countries manage the transition to low-carbon economies
  • Foster decent work on a large scale, while ensuring the existence of social protections
  • Network with green jobs experts and prominent actors in the field
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