National Green Jobs Conference

The National Green Jobs Conference “Green Jobs: the Way Forward” was organized by ILO in collaboration with the Ministries of Labour and Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion, with financial support from the Australian Government, under the ILO-Australia Partnership Programme 2010 – 2015. The conference discussed ways of supporting environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and development, and the creation of more green jobs in Sri Lanka. More than 100 participants, representing government departments and institutions, employers' and workers' organizations, private sector, NGOs, research institutes and media attended this two day conference.

The ILO's Green Jobs Initiative supports a concerted effort by governments, employers, and trade unions to promote environmentally sustainable jobs and development in a climate-challenged world, and seeks to facilitate a "just transition" that reflects the environmental, economic and social pillars of sustainable development.