Trainings on Green Jobs

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Millions of green jobs already exist in sectors such as energy efficiency, energy supply, transportation and waste management and there is evidence for the viability and potential for green jobs across the entire workforce, but only a fraction of this potential is being tapped. Additional proactive policy initiatives and public as well as private investments are needed.

ILO training courses will allow participants to contribute to the formulation and implementation of national policy for a transition to a greener, more sustainable economy. Although training is designed for a specific audience, the focus of these trainings remains on the social dimensions of relevant environmental and economic policies, including the workplace, enterprise development, incomes, poverty, and the labour market, especially employment and skills development. Trainings are usually directed to ILO constituents such as staff of Employers' Organizations and Trade Unions, and officials of Ministries of Labour. However, it is also suitable for officials from other Ministries, such as Environment, Planning or Finance, and for representatives of national and international development agencies.


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    Fostering Green Business Growth

    15 - 26 November 2021

    This course provides both a conceptual and practical overview of the policies and instruments countries have at their disposition to support SMEs going green, boosting innovation and ensuring that their SME stays ahead of competition.

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    E-learning Course on Skills for a Greener Future

    31 May - 9 July 2021

    This course strengthens the capacity of participants to understand the role of skills development policies in advancing the sustainable transition to a greener future and formulate and implement strategies that contribute to improving the employability of women and men in emerging green industries.

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    Global Academy on the Green Economy

    10 - 21 May 2021

    New 4th edition of the virtual Global Academy on the Green Economy “Towards a green, fair and sustainable recovery from COVID-19” was successfully conducted by the ILO and ITC-ILO under the PAGE from 10-21 May 2021.

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    Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices - Opportunities for decent work in a low-carbon economy

    19 April - 21 May 2021

    This course provides an interactive e-learning platform to explore green jobs concepts and analyse best practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and country experiences, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured towards the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects.


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    Greening with jobs learning forum

    30 November - 4 December 2020

    This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture. The event brings together experts and practitioners involved at local, sectoral, national and global level in interventions aimed at harnessing the transformative potential of the green economy.

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    Fostering green business growth

    19 - 30 October 2020

    Green businesses save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services to enable more responsible consumption patterns. Green businesses are vital for a development model that delivers a triple bottom-line of prosperity, planet and people. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have understood that going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too!

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    Managing a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies

    18 - 29 May 2020

    Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 – whose preamble explicitly refers to the just transition – countries are striving to manage the transition to sustainable economies in a fair and productive way. Reconciling decarbonisation of the economy with social justice is not an easy task. While the greening of economies brings many opportunities to achieve social objectives, the required economic restructuring also presents enormous challenges for enterprises, workers and the economy at large.


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    Global Academy on the Green Economy

    14 - 18 October 2019

    The Global Academy on the Green Economy aims to solidify current knowledge and foster an exchange of practices in the transition to environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies. The Academy is implemented by the ITCILO in partnership with PAGE and will be held at the Turin Centre, Italy from 14-18 October 2019.

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    Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

    10 June - 14 May 2019

    This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. It will equip participants with the knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy and the skills required, as well as concrete strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private-sector perspectives. This will include the sharing of national experiences and approaches to managing sustainable energy transitions in rural and urban areas.

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    Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

    13 - 17 May 2019

    This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges.