News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. Article

    A green plumber for a greener economy

    21 June 2012

    The transition towards a greener economy is expected to affect about half of the global labour force or roughly 1.5 billion people. This means changes in terms of job types and workers’ skills – a topic that is high on the Rio+20 agenda.

  2. News

    Green jobs: a chance for youth - UNEP and ILO

    19 June 2012

    In the run up to the high level discussions of Rio+20 on 20-22 June, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and the ILO (International Labour Organizations) organized a joint Rio +20 side event.

  3. Article

    Green and fair: Cooperatives in Ethiopia

    19 June 2012

    By their very nature, cooperatives can balance economic, environmental, and social needs. The ILO will be showcasing some of its successful experiences in this field at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). One of them involves more than 200,000 coffee producers and almost 200 cooperatives in Ethiopia.

  4. News

    Negotiations for Rio+20 outcome

    18 June 2012

  5. Event

    ILO at Rio + 20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    ILO member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  6. Press release

    Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

  7. Press release

    Media Advisory: ILO and UNEP to publish new report on green economy

    24 May 2012

  8. Article

    Giving young people the right skills for today’s jobs

    15 May 2012

    At a time when youth unemployment has reached alarming levels, governments are urgently seeking ways to tackle the crisis and defuse the potential time bomb of an increasingly disheartened and angry generation. Journalist Patrick Moser reports.

  9. Press release

    ILO’s commitment to Rio +20

    07 May 2012

    The ILO is participating actively in the preparations for the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Member countries and social partners have endorsed a set of key messages for the outcome of the summit in June. They call for a stronger coherence between the three pillars of sustainable development and urge the importance of creating more and better employment opportunities while enabling the transition to a green economy.

  10. News

    ILO says jobs in the green economy should be safe and healthy

    24 April 2012

    A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched for World Day for Safety and Health at Work says the greening of the economy should be accompanied by the proper integration of workplace safety and health measures.