06 July 2016
When it comes to financing climate mitigation and adaption, gender must be a central consideration. Mariama Williams, Senior Programme Officer, Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre explains why.
10 June 2016
As countries move to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the conversation has started in earnest about just how the world goes about transitioning to a low carbon economy. This week, on the side lines of the International Labour Conference, ILO News spoke to an International Labour Organization researcher, Moustapha Kamal Gueye, about why the coming transformation must incorporate concepts of social justice.
03 June 2016
ILO's Pete Forster talks with Kamal Gueye, an ILO Green Jobs Specialist, about the ways in which environmental change is going to transform the world of work and how we can prepare for it.
28 April 2016
The ILO hosts a multilateral dialogue on climate change and the effect of increasing heat in working environments
23 April 2016
On Earth Day the International Labour Organization and the Geneva Environment Network held a dialogue on the impact of the climate change agreement on the world of work
21 April 2016
‘Green Practices’ by enterprises not only contribute to their resource efficiency and savings but also in the sustainable development of a country due to reduced environmental impact on community. Further, it is increasingly becoming a determining factor in purchasing and procurement decisions by global buyers. This video shows the gains reported by SCORE-trained Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in India after becoming ‘green’ following adoption of simple and cost-effective clean production techniques identified through the involvement of employees.
22 March 2016
Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. Water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, launched today at the International Labour Organization in Geneva. Stefan Uhlenbrook is the Director of the UN World Water Assessment Programme and he spoke to ILO News on World Water Day. He began by explaining the links between the world of work and water…
12 January 2016
Construction workers in Zambia are building eco-friendly homes as part of a ‘Green Jobs’ initiative. The project is bringing much-needed employment and skills to the mining city of Lumwana.
11 December 2015
At a COP 21 side event, Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director Field Operations and Partnerships, explains that while moving to a sustainable economy will have profound implications for the world of work, with the right policies in place, many tens of millions of jobs can be created.
07 December 2015
For the women in the Kalulushi compound in the Copperbelt Province, building their own houses with green technologies wasn't enough. Like most people in Zambia's rural areas, they are off the grid. Without electricity, families must either spend hours in the dark or use dangerous, expensive alternatives such as kerosene, candles and charcoal. As part of the Zambia Green Jobs Programme, Emmery Matongo, Georgina Kunda and a few others were trained in solar panel assembly and installation. Not only this changed the daily lives of all villagers, it also opened new livelihood prospects for women. (Closed Captions available)