"Jobs are green when they help reduce negative environmental impact ultimately leading to environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and economies. More precisely green jobs are decent jobs that: reduce consumption of energy and raw materials; limit greenhouse gas emissions; minimize waste and pollution; protect and restore ecosystems.”
The Green Jobs Programme of the ILO, 2009 (pdf 1.43 MB)
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International Labour Standards
- C29 Forced Labour Convention, 1930
- C87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948
- C98 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949
- C100 Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951
- C105 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957
- C111 Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958
- C138 Minimum Age Convention, 1973
- C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999
For more information, consult a list of international labour standards relevant to green jobs (pdf 176 KB).
International labour standards can be found in the NORMLEX database.