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.

News

  1. News item

    Senegal in motion towards a green economy

    27 November 2014

    The launch of the PAGE initiative in Senegal: an innovative UN partnership promoting national strategies for a green economy.

  2. © UN Photo/Martine Perret 2014

    ILO blog

    “There are no jobs on a dead planet”

    08 October 2014

    As this year’s World Day for Decent Work focuses on the challenges of climate change, ILO Director-General explains how the ILO supports an ambitious global climate agreement which also fosters the just transition to decent work for all.

Focus on

  1. Report

    Green jobs assessment: Mauritius

    This report provides an assessment of existent and potential green jobs in major economic industries of a small island developing state: Mauritius.

Multimedia

  1. Promoting green entrepreneurship in East Africa

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