Multimedia on Green Jobs

  1. Transitioning to Green Jobs in Sri Lanka

    03 August 2012

    “Green jobs” can be created in the most fundamental of workplaces, and the result can benefit traditional industries. That’s what is happening in Sri Lanka, where former “waste pickers” at Sri Lanka’s garbage dumps were given new skills to work more efficiently and protect their health, and that is benefitting one of the island’s iconic industries.

  2. A green initiative brightens Bangladesh

    02 July 2012

    70% of all families living in Bangladesh’s countryside are not connected to the national electricity grid; the power lines either haven’t reached their villages or the cost of connection is too high for them. But now, with help from the ILO and Australia, and encouraged by the central government some villagers can get low cost solar power as an alternative energy source. And new skills are required to bring solar power to Bangladesh’s villages, which is creating the demand for “green jobs” to get the job done.

  3. ILO Chief discusses with BBC Radio the transition to a greener economy and the way forward

    22 June 2012

    BBC World Service interviewed the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, at the Rio+20 Summit, on the transition to a greener economy.

  4. RIO+20: On the scene with the ILO

    18 June 2012

    An interview with Peter Poschen, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department, and Head of the Green Jobs Programme

  5. ILO Head: "New Jobs and Environment Protection, We Can Do Both"

    31 May 2012

    According to a report issued by the ILO along with the Green Jobs Initiative, up to 60 million jobs over the next two decades could be achieved by moving to a greener economy. "There can be substantial net gains in employment, social inclusion and poverty reduction through an integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development", declared ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, today in Geneva.

  6. German green initiatives lead worldwide sustainability

    31 May 2012

    The German city of Freiburg is leading the way to more jobs and a greener economy through sustainable initiatives to its construction industry. A recent report jointly issued by the ILO and UNEP, says similar practices adopted worldwide could generate millions of jobs , lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty and reduce greenhouse emissions.

  7. An interview with Manuela Tomei on Occupational Safety and Health in the Green Economy

    25 April 2012

    ILO TV interviews Manuela Tomei, Director of the Labour Protection Department about the new report "Promoting safety and health in a green economy" in the lead up to this year's World Day for Safety and Health at Work.

  8. EU/ILO Join Forces on Unemployment and Creating a Greener Economy

    15 November 2011

    ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, and the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor are key participants in the global debate on unemployment and the green economy. Highlighting the strong partnership between the two organizations, they present two jointly produced reports that examine these issues and the approaches that are central to ensuring a fair and sustainable recovery process.

  9. Video Highlights of the High-level Panel of Regional Economic Commissions on 'The Role of Decent Work in a Fairer, Greener and more Sustainable Globalization'

    14 June 2011

    Heads of the UN Regional Economic Commissions provided a dynamic exploration of the importance of productive and decent work in the wake of the global economic and jobs crisis. A range of regional examples and policy recommendations arising from lessons learned were discussed.

  10. Haiti: From Storm Recovery to Sustainable Development

    09 December 2009

    In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne swept through the historical port city of Gonaïves in Haiti, sending walls of water and mud down the surrounding slopes and changing the face of the city forever. A project managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been helping local residents organize themselves to build erosion control networks to protect the city from future mudslides and heavy run-off. ILO TV reports.