Multimedia on Green Jobs

  1. Why gender matters in climate change financing

    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.

  2. Social Justice and Climate Change

    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.

  3. A green world of work?

    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.

  4. Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

    28 April 2016

    The ILO hosts a multilateral dialogue on climate change and the effect of increasing heat in working environments

  5. ILO Dialogue on the World of Work and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

    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

  6. ILO SCORE India : ‘Green SMEs, Win SMEs'

    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.

  7. Water, jobs and the economy

    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…

  8. Green jobs for Zambia

    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.

  9. "We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director

    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.

  10. The renewable power of green skills for women in Zambia

    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)