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. Blog

    Will climate action deliver decent work?

    15 November 2016

    The world of work played a crucial role in the process leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement. It will also be indispensable to its successful implementation.

  2. © Evan Schneider / UN 2016


    The Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

    04 November 2016

    The early ratification of the Agreement by 97 parties so far sends a clear and positive signal that countries are conscious of the urgency to avert irreversible damage from climate change.


  1. Video

     ILO @ COP22

    Moustapha Kamal Gueye, coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme, explains what was ILO's main involvement and messages at the COP22 and next steps.


  1. Technical Paper

    A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

    This paper stresses the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

Focus on

  1. FAQ

    Why does climate change matter for employment ?

    5 short questions and answers that explain the linkages between climate change and jobs. 

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