Publications on Green Jobs

  1. The future of work in a changing natural environment: Climate change, degradation and sustainability

    30 August 2018

  2. The employment impact of climate change adaptation

    15 August 2018

    This report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018. Its shows that adaptation measures to climate change, such as investment in adaptation infrastructure can create jobs and protect workers and income. Social protection, entreprise development and skills policy are necessary to maximise the positive effect of the transition to a climate resilient economy.

  3. Assessment and Model of Green Jobs Potential in India

    09 August 2018

    The key purpose of this study is to understand the prevalence of green jobs in India by developing a national-level green input-output (IO) table. Six sectors are specifically analysed: the four green sectors of forestry and logging, watershed development, wind energy, and metro transport services, and the two related sectors of wind turbine generator (WTG) manufacturing and rail transport services (other than metro).

  4. Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 Cooperative contributions to SDG 7

    27 June 2018

    This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief focuses on SDG 7 – ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

  5. Green Jobs in Tunisia: Measuring Methods and Model Results

    07 June 2018

    The current system of production is exponentially increasing the pressure on the environment, undermining world’s natural wealth and putting humans at risk by fuelling the negative effects of climate change. Within the context of the green growth scenarios envisaged in the Paris Agreement of 2015, this report studies the case of Tunisia and seeks to quantitatively analyse the extent of decent green jobs that currently exist in the country as well as the potential implications of such scenarios for Tunisian labour markets. Using the Input-Output (IO) economic modelling methodology, the study concludes that, assuming massive investment, the direct and indirect effects of a green jobs strategy could yield 272,000 green jobs in Tunisia by 2030.

  6. World of Work magazine: Violence at work

    24 May 2018

    This year’s edition of the World of Work magazine highlights the themes discussed by the ILO’s 107th International Labour Conference (ILC).

  7. World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with jobs

    14 May 2018

    This edition examines environmental sustainability in the world of work. It focuses on how climate change and environmental degradation will impact the labour markets, affecting both the volume and quality of employment, and quantifies the shifts expected to take place within and between sectors.

  8. Greener growth, just transition, and green jobs: There's a lot we don't know

    08 May 2018

    This research brief reviews some of the most recent literature on green growth, green jobs and a just transition with a view to identify some of the main knowledge gaps and areas for future research.

  9. Cooperatives meeting informal economy workers' child care needs - A Joint ILO and WIEGO Initiative

    25 April 2018

    Cooperatives set up and run by workers in the informal economy are among the solutions in meeting women workers’ care needs, while also helping protect their labour rights. This report complements the ILO's previous studies with cases from Brazil, India, and Guatemala on how informal economy workers’ organizations can mobilize through cooperatives to provide child care services to their members. The case studies highlight diverse forms of child care provision and outline the varied partnerships needed to implement and sustain child care services for informal economy workers.

  10. The gendered effects of air pollution on labour supply

    17 April 2018

    This paper draws on 20 years of systematic data collection on employment and air pollution to explore the link between air pollution and labour supply.