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. Greening economies

    Climate change is a world of work issue

    09 October 2015

    Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour for Barbados and chair of an ILO expert meeting on transitioning to a sustainable economy, spoke to ILO news about green jobs and decent work.

  2. © Dana Smillie / World Bank 2015


    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to review and endorse draft policy guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.


  1. Training

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    Cartagena de Indias, 2 - 6 November 2015

    The forum is a unique training and learning experience for policymakers, technical staff, practitioners and other public and private-sector as well as civil society representatives.