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

    World of work essential for climate solutions, says dialogue on climate change and jobs

    13 May 2015

    The event was organised by the ILO in collaboration with the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat on May 12.

  2. News

    Robust assessments for better policies: experts review training package

    17 April 2015

    A draft methodological and training package on measuring employment and socio-economic effects of shifts to greener economies was discussed in the context of the second International Conference of the Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN).


  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