1. The green initiative


    Scaling up the ILO’s office-wide knowledge, policy advice and tools for managing a just transition to a low carbon, sustainable future.

Green jobs

  • Antuän / Flickr
  • Curt Carnemark / World Bank
  • Yann Gar/Flickr
  • Danilo Pinzon / World Bank
  • Tran Thi Hoa / World Bank
  • Graham Crouch / World Bank
  • Wu Zhiyi / World Bank
  • Danilo Pinzon / World Bank
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. © T. Lee 2016

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    ILO Director General: Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

    09 August 2016

    "Together, by building bridges and strengthening partnerships, guaranteeing equal access to education and most importantly, by empowering indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work, we can surmount the challenges ahead," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. Marking International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Combating Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples as Change Agents through Decent Work

    ILO experts to discuss how to support indigenous peoples in their critical role as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

Highlight

  1. Training

    Academy on the Green Economy

    When: 3- 14 October 2016

    Where: ITC-ILO, Turin (Italy)

Publications

  1. Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    This third progress report provides an update on the activities which unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners.

Focus on

  1. Video

    Indigenous Peoples: Agents of Change 

    Indigenous peoples are crucial partners for achieving sustainable development and in combating climate change.

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