News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. 106th International Labour Conference

    ILO ready to face world of work challenges resulting from crisis, labour migration and green transition

    16 June 2017

    Conference shows that the ILO is ready and able to update its standards, making them robust and relevant.

  2. Event

    17th ILO Regional Seminar for Labour-Based Practitioners

    The theme of this edition is: "Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Employment–intensive Investment Approach". Participants will discuss the role and contribution of employment-intensive approaches in achieving the SDG outcomes mainly focussing on building national capacities for employment creation, expanding employment-based social protection floor and conserving the environment - including addressing climate change and its adverse effects.

  3. Paris Agreement and green jobs

    ILO - UNFCCC side event: "Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement"

    09 June 2017

    On 10 May 2017, the ILO Green Jobs co-hosted a side event titled “Greening with Jobs: Decent Work and Just Transition in the Paris Agreement” during the Bonn Climate Change Conference

  4. News

    Just transition and green jobs Workshop in Uruguay

    08 June 2017

    A 3 day workshop on just transition and green jobs took place in Montevideo from 31 May to 2 June 2017.

  5. © Asian Development Bank 2017

    World Environment Day 2017

    A greener future will not be decent by definition, but by design

    05 June 2017

    "Let’s not just mark World Environment Day. Let’s make it a reason to put our political will into action. The future of our jobs, and of our children, relies on it," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  6. © GC Communication 2017

    Our impact, their voices

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  7. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  8. Indigenous peoples and climate change

    ILO at the Sixteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  9. © Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo 2017

    Sustainable development

    World green economy leaders look for ways to spark a new green revolution

    27 March 2017

    Leading economists, CEOs, ministers, heads of UN agencies and high-level representatives from nongovernmental organizations meet in Berlin to boost the green economy and set a path to the 2030 Agenda. Countries have donated close to €15 million so far while Uruguay and Guyana have joined the Partnership for Action on Green Economy.

  10. © Neil Palmer / CIAT 2017

    Sustainable development

    ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change

    14 March 2017

    The agreement between the two organizations will bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.