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.

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  1. News

    Simuka-Phakama! Green businesses can catalyse meaningful changes to the Zimbabwean economy

    18 March 2019

    On Friday 15 March 2019, 28 green business ideas from emerging and established small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) were celebrated at the Simuka-Phakama 2018 Green enterPRIZE Innovation Challenge Awards Ceremony. The business awards were delivered by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Government of Zimbabwe, the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, with financial support from the Government of Sweden.

  2. News

    Poverty-Environment Nexus – ILO Perspectives at Achieving the SDGs within Europe: No Poverty Eradication without Environmental Action

    05 March 2019

    At an event hosted by European Parliament and the Club of Rome EU-Chapter in Brussels, the ILO Enterprises Department Director, Victor van Vuuren, stressed the importance of strategically linking environmental sustainability and social justice together.

Highlight

  1. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs

    24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

  • 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