Green jobs

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.


  1. © Pierre Albouy / ILO 2015

    104th International Labour Conference

    World of work summit on “Climate Change and the World of Work”

    The 104th International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit to discuss the implications of climate change for the world of work. Follow our live webcast and listen to high-level participants, including the President of France, François Hollande, the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, as well representatives of employers and workers.

  2. © Liang Qiang / World Bank 2015

    World Environment Day

    Turning the challenges of greening workplaces and economies into opportunities

    05 June 2015

    ILO Director-General statement for World Environment Day 2015.


  1. Pharrell calls for green, decent jobs to be put centre stage

Projects and activities

  1. ILO's support worldwide

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