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.

Latest

  1. Special 2017 issue

    World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  2. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

Focus on

  1. Publication

    Wastewater and jobs

    How investments in wastewater treatment can impact job creation, skills development and OSH. 

Publications

  1. Technical Paper

    A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

    This paper stresses the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

Highlight

  1. Video

    The effect of climate heat waves on workers' productivity and health

    Professor Tord Kjellström explains the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on working conditions.

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