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. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    South Africa National Academy on Green Economy

    15 March 2018

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy, in collaboration with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the ILO Offices in Pretoria and Geneva and the International Training Centre of the ILO, implemented a National Academy on Green Economy in South Africa from 26 February to 2 March 2018.

  2. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    Senegal hosted its second National Green Economy Days

    08 March 2018

    The two days event aimed to provide participants from the Senegalese government, local authorities, civil society, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and academic institutions, a platform for exchange and sharing experiences on the transition to a green economy in Senegal.

  • 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