17 June 2013
This manual, elaborated jointly by YEF Africa and the Green Jobs Programme, aims to be a guide for entrepreneurs who are willing to start a green business idea.
17 May 2013
By presenting a selected number of successful national experiences from 2012, the progress report illustrates the different levels at which the Green Jobs Programme operates. The report also provides an update on the activities which will unfold in 2013 with the continued support of the Programme’s networks and partners.
11 March 2013
The Government of Mauritius has adopted a sustainable development framework called “Maurice, Ile Durable” and aims to be a model of sustainable development for Small Island Developing States. This synthesis report presents an overview of four studies carried out in Mauritius in 2011-2012 with support from the ILO Green Jobs Programme. Objetive of the studies was to explore the green jobs opportunities within the “Maurice Ile Durable” framework.
11 March 2013
This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.
14 December 2012
The report summarizes the findings of a study on the challenges and opportunities for small business development and decent job creation in the waste management sector. Based on research conducted in three municipalities of Free State, South Africa, the report highlights the vulnerable situation of waste pickers and makes recommendations for better waste management. The research was commissioned by the ILO Free State SME Development Initiative and conducted by the University of Western Cape and the University of Johannesburg.
07 August 2012
The report, a result of the collaboration between Sustainlabour and the Green Jobs Programme of the ILO, compiles and analyses data on the creation of green jobs in Spain. It includes both current employment data and studies of employment trends.
26 July 2012
By identifying successful experiences of social dialogue on environmental policy, the report at hand presents practices, challenges and opportunities in developing and strengthening an efficient social dialogue on environmental issues at national, supranational, subnational and sectoral level. The report, produced with the support of Sustainlabour, intends to promote a stronger interaction among governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in an increasingly challenging area for the world of work: environment, green economy and sustainable development.
07 June 2012
The side event brings together decision-makers and experts to present and discuss national approaches to strengthen human resources and skills development to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development.
31 May 2012
This policy briefs summarizes the findings of an assessment on the potential of green jobs creation in Mauritius. It originated from a request by the Government of Mauritius and was conducted by the ILO in cooperation with a national research team.
30 May 2012
The ILO will participate in a number of meetings and events held before and during the Rio+20 Conference. The tentative agenda provided below will be updated regularly.
29 May 2012
15 May 2012
Sustainable construction provides opportunities to address and alleviate several challenges and needs currently experienced in Gaza, including the increasing housing demand, limited availability of construction materials, insufficient energy and water provision, inadequate sanitation, as well as severe unemployment. The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges relating to sustainable construction in relation to the above mentioned needs and explores ways to promote green jobs.
28 March 2012
This report presents YEF’s activities in the field of green entrepreneurship promotion in Kenya by outlining key achievements and practical examples from the years 2010 and 2011. The lessons learned from those experiences allow formulating recommendations for future activities.
15 March 2012
The 21st century faces two defining challenges: The first is to avert dangerous climate change and a deterioration of natural resources which would seriously jeopardize the quality of life of present and future generations. The second is to deliver social development and decent work for all. Green jobs and the promotion of the green economy have become the key drivers for achieving an economic and social development that is also environmentally sustainable.
06 December 2011
This working paper is the joint effort of the Employment Intensive Investment Programme and the Green Jobs Programme. It explores the implications of climate change, its impacts on the world of work and the need for the work of the International Labour Office to adapt to it. It takes stock of the on-going work and identifies the needs for further development.
06 December 2011
This discussion paper was prepared under the auspices of the United Nations Task Team on Social Dimensions of Climate Change, which is currently composed of 20 Agencies, including the International Labour Organization. The paper addresses the social dimensions of climate change from a sustainable, equitable development perspective. It aims to broaden and deepen policy-makers’ understanding of the benefits of addressing and incorporating the social dimensions of climate change into climate policies. In doing so, the paper identifies a number of knowledge gaps within the social, human and natural sciences that need to be filled in order to further strengthen policy responses.