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.


  1. News

    Decent work and just transitions must be at the heart of climate action

    27 April 2016

    This was underlined by Geneva-based dialogue gathering government representatives, staff from international organizations and non-governmental organizations on the day of the Paris Agreement signing ceremony.

  2. © UN Photo/R.Bajornas 2016

    Paris Agreement on climate change

    Accelerated action on climate change receives overwhelming global support

    22 April 2016

    The far-reaching Paris Agreement on climate change was signed at the United Nations by 175 countries ushering in an era of unprecedented action to protect the environment, slash greenhouse gas emissions and ensure a just transition to a low-carbon economy.


  1. Zambia Green Jobs Programme

    2015 Annual Impact Report

    At the end of 2015, the Zambia Green Jobs Programme supported the creation of 2,660 jobs and benefitted more than 6,667 enterprises, workers and their representatives. This report presents in detail these and other significant results and how they were achieved.


  1. Publication

    Climate Change and Labour: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

    This publication present key facts and figures about the scale of the impacts of climate change on workers’ health and labour productivity.

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