Green jobs resources

March 2010

  1. ILO, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs to discuss green jobs

    10 March 2010

    The Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs in association with the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia Pacific in Bangkok and the ILO Jakarta Office organized a workshop on green jobs at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday, 10 March 2010.

  2. Study on green employment in China

    01 March 2010

    This research is conducted by the research team of Institute for Labor Studies, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. This study presents both the current situation and potential for green employment in China, as well as results of surveys conducted in eight companies in the power industry.

February 2010

  1. Climate change resiliency: helping Agusan del Norte farming communities

    24 February 2010

    Everyday farmers are facing the effects of El Niño or long dry spell. About one-half of the Filipino labour force is engaged in agriculture. Farms are drying up due to climate change which can have a huge impact of incomes of farmers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlighted the need for innovative ways to avoid further damage on crops and incomes of farmers.

  2. ILO/Japan Greener Business Asia - High Level Expert Meeting

    This High Level Expert Meeting aims to exchange the current state of knowledge, practices, challenges and opportunities with regard to addressing social and environmental challenges, particularly energy efficiency, at the work place and relevant production practices with a view to helping inform the selection of sectors of intervention for pilot countries (Philippines and Thailand) and provide guidance and direction to the subsequent enterprise level intervention.

September 2009

  1. Green jobs initiative: MOU signed between BMET and Grameen Shakti

    16 September 2009

    In support of the government’s current efforts for expansion of renewable and clean energy, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and Grameen Shakti signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training of solar technicians on 16 September 2009.

  2. Climate resilient farming communities in Agusan del Norte through innovative risk transfer mechanisms

    04 September 2009

    The economic condition of populations at risk, whether in terms of economic assets, capital resources or financial means, is a very important determinant of adaptive capacity to climate change impacts. Poor people are more vulnerable to projected impacts while the wealthy ones are better equipped to deal with the costs of adaptation.

June 2009

  1. India’s barefoot solar engineers fight climate change and poverty

    03 June 2009

    At the forefront of what the International Labour Organization (ILO) – the UN agency that deals with work and workplace issues – called Green Jobs; jobs are being created as a result of economies adapting to climate and environmental change.

  2. Barefoot solar engineers

    03 June 2009

    Everyone's affected by climate change, but women are increasingly being seen as more vulnerable than men because they represent the majority of the world's poor and are proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources. In India's Rajasthan desert some of the region's poorest are being trained as "barefoot solar engineers" so putting these ideas into practice and showing how the new idea of "green jobs" can also help alleviate poverty.

  3. Greener Business Asia

    01 June 2009

    Building capacity to achieve greener workplaces and sustainable enterprises through worker-employer cooperation.

April 2009

  1. Green jobs assessment in agriculture and forestry sector in Bangladesh

    30 April 2009

    The report focuses on climate change impacts on Bangladesh; and ways for sustainable economic and social development and environmental protection at national level.