World Employment and Social Outlook: Greening with jobs

B-roll: 24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

According to the ILO report "World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs", action to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius will result in sufficient job creation to more than offset job losses of 6 million elsewhere.

Date issued: 15 May 2018 | Size/duration: 04:25

Press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland with archival b-roll from Zambia (2015), Philippines (2014), Egypt (December 2017)
Production date:
15 May 2018
Natural sound (sound bites in English and French)
Copyright ILO - ILO audio-visual material is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 IGO license
Video type:
green jobs, green technology, job creation, skills training


00:00 – 00:03
Embargo slate
00:03 – 00:16
Various cutaways of press conference and report cover at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
00:16 – 00:40
Catherine Saget, lead author of the ILO report (in English):
“The key message of this report is that the world of work has a major role to play to achieve environmentally sustainable economy and reach the objective of the Paris Agreement. It is true of employers, and there is a business case for going green. And workers also have a major role to play acquiring the skills to move to the new and growing sectors. ”
00:40 – 01:02
Catherine Saget, auteure principale du rapport de l’OIT (en français):
« Le message clé du rapport c’est que le monde du travail a un rôle majeur à jouer dans la mise en place des accords de Paris et dans la préservation de l’environnement. C’est le cas des employeurs qui peuvent faire des profits en mettant en place des pratiques plus respectueuses de l’environnement. C’est le cas des travailleurs qui peuvent acquérir des bonnes compétences pour les nouveaux secteurs verts. »
01:02 – 01:17
Guillermo Montt, ILO Economist (in English):
“From the perspective of the world of work the transition to environmental sustainability is urgent and positive. And let me give you one concrete example: adopting the measures set out in the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to 2 degrees will create 18 million jobs worldwide.”
01:17 – 02:28
Various of solar panel installation project in Zambia, archives 2015
02:28 – 03:02
Various of biogas installation project in Philippines, archives 2014
03:02 – 04:25
Various of biogas installation project in Egypt, December 2017