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. News

    The project “Decent Work in the Green Economy” in Turkey concludes with a national conference

    30 March 2015

    The “Turkey Green Jobs Conference” took place on 26 March 2015 in Ankara.

  2. News

    Provinces benefit from Green Jobs Training Programme for South Africa

    27 March 2015

    More than 50 officials from provincial and local governments in South Africa gathered at the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s (DBSA) Vulindlela Academy to participate in the second Green Fund training course on “Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices”.

  3. © UNEP/ AMCEN 15 2015


    The African Ministerial Conference on the Environment highlights the job creation potential of going green

    11 March 2015

    The 15th regular session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was held in Cairo, Egypt, from 2-6 March 2015.

Focus on

  1. Event

    International Conference: Developing a Green Jobs Assessment Training Package

    When: 14-16 April 2015
    Where: ILO Geneva


  1. Disaster risk reduction in Fiji

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