Green Works

What’s new

  1. News

    Preventing communities in Ethiopia from the impacts of climate change

    06 September 2022

    Jigjiga - Twenty-seven government officials received training from the ILO on flood forecasting and warning systems, tools, and techniques to save lives and livelihoods in their community, which has been facing the adversity of recurring floods.

  2. TICAD 8

    ILO co-hosts TICAD 8 Side Event

    22 August 2022

    Human security and emergency jobs for peace and resilience/ Experiences through partnership between Japan and the ILO for the promotion of decent work agenda in the context of fragility

  3. EIIP Digital Collection

    The EIIP Digital collection now available publicly

    11 April 2022

    The EIIP has been working with the ILO Library to establish a separate EIIP collection within the overall ILO Digital Collection of publications. This collection is now publicly available and provides a permanent repository of EIIP publication and will be kept updated. It includes all EIIP related publications which have been published by the ILO or for which the copyright rests with the ILO.

  4. Guidance

    Environmental and social safeguards guidelines

    02 April 2022

    The ILO’s Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) links public investments with employment creation, poverty reduction and local economic and social development. The need to protect people and the environment, requires implementers to limit or minimize the potential negative social and environmental consequences of construction projects while maximizing positive impacts. The primary purpose of these Guidelines is to provide in one source an overview of the overarching principles and thematic areas that are relevant for EIIP projects and labour-based activities.

What is Green Works?

The effects of the changing climate are felt around the world, posing an increasing threat to the prosperity of people, economies and ecosystems. Climate change severely and disproportionately affects the poor in developing countries – not only because they are invariably more exposed and more vulnerable to climate-related impacts but also because they have less access to resources, and social and financial sup- port, including social protection, for their survival. EIIP assists and guides the identification, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change adaptation involves reducing risks and vulnerability, while seeking opportunities and building the capacity of affected communities and people to cope with the effects. 

  • Green Works refer to the employment intensive development, restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure, community assets, natural areas and landscapes to contribute to environmental goals such as adaptation to climate change and natural disasters, environmental rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation.
  • Common examples of green works are soil and water conservation, afforestation and reforestation, irrigation, and flood protection.
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