Publications on Green Jobs

  1. Case studies on youth employment in fragile situations

    20 September 2017

    Under the aegis of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, this joint report by ILO, UNDP and UNHCR presents examples of good practices from around the world, showcasing innovative approaches to youth employment that help to build peace and resilience in fragile and conflict affected situations.

  2. Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    03 August 2017

    This report on “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers” is part of a joint ILO and WIEGO initiative, which aims to understand the nature and scope of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations formed by workers in the informal economy. It focuses on the current challenges, opportunities, obstacles and practices among cooperatives of waste pickers and home-based workers in order to inform future actions and interventions that support cooperative growth.

  3. Pilots for Change: Zambia's Pilot Houses

    23 June 2017

    Zambia’s Pilot Houses were built to test and demonstrate ways of incorporating sustainable principles in the construction of comfortable and affordable homes.

  4. World of Work magazine: Migration should be a choice

    24 May 2017

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights themes discussed by the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference (ILC), including migration.

  5. Green Business Booklet

    12 May 2017

    Going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too, as the greening of enterprises results in improved access to markets, higher productivity and cost savings. The Green Business Booklet is part of the Green Jobs packages and the Start and Improve Your Business series of products and helps aspiring entrepreneurs to come up with a green business idea and existing entrepreneurs to green their businesses.

  6. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    21 April 2017

    This report analyses the situation of indigenous peoples in the context of climate change. It suggests that indigenous peoples are affected in distinctive ways by climate change, and also by the policies or actions that are aimed at addressing it. At the same time, it highlights that, as agents of change, indigenous peoples are essential to the success of policies and measures directed towards mitigating and adapting to climate change, especially their sustainable economic model and traditional knowledge. The report emphasizes the importance of the decent work agenda, including the ILO Convention No. 169 and Guidelines for a just transition, for empowering indigenous women and men, and ensuring that they can emerge as partners for achieving sustainable development and strong climate action.

  7. Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED)

    18 April 2017

    The brochure provides an overview of the Local Empowerment through Economic Development (LEED) Project in Sri Lanka, highlighting the activities in the fruit and vegetable and fishery sectors.

  8. DIALOGUE in brief: Transition to Formality: The Critical role of Social Dialogue

    18 April 2017

    This first issue in the new series “Dialogue in Brief” examines the critical role of social dialogue in supporting the transition from the informal to the formal economy. It summarises relevant international labour standards as well as the challenges faced in practice. It then presents examples from around the world of how governments and the social partners are using social dialogue in the transition to formality, drawing some policy conclusions.

  9. ILO’s contribution to the objectives of the Green Climate Fund: Enhancing action on climate change through a just transition and the creation of decent work

    01 April 2017

    The purpose of this document is to provide insight into the contributions the ILO is making towards climate change action, targeting the GCF stakeholders, including National Designated Authorities (NDAs), GCF Board Members, Accredited Entities and Project Managers, as well as the GCF Secretariat. It informs how ILO programmes address climate change from an employment perspective.

  10. Multinational enterprises and inclusive development: Harnessing national social dialogue institutions to address the governance gap

    01 April 2017

    This paper is a part of the research project of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit of the Governance and Tripartism Department (DIALOGUE/GOVERNANCE) and the Multinational Enterprises and Enterprises Engagement Unit of the Enterprises Department (ENT/MULTI) whose main objective is to analyse and document country experiences in the area of tripartite social dialogue and multinational enterprises (MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI).