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Confronting climate change: how cooperatives contribute to meeting today's challenges


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Learning seminar on green entrepreneurship

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The role of decent work in a fairer, greener and more sustainable globalization

Resource guide on green jobs

Select to magnify the image “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)

On this page: Find information on green jobs through Labordoc • International Labour Standards • Statistics • In the media • Key ILO documents • ILO links • External links • Photos • Slideshows • Videos

Find information on green jobs through Labordoc

By theme

By region

International Labour Standards

Fundamental conventions

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.


There are no statistical databases on labour inspection available yet. However, you will find statistics on the topic in the following selection of publications.

In the media

Green Jobs Becoming a Reality

News and articles

World of Work, the magazine of the ILO

Statements and speeches


Catalogue and Repository

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ILO Global Job Crisis Observatory

Last update: 07.06.2013^ top