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.


  1. Turin

    Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    13 - 17 November 2017

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. This course focuses on the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection, sorting and recycling. Lessons will be learned from a review of the international literature, analysis of case studies and interviews with those involved. There will be special emphasis on identifying and developing solutions to bridge gaps in the recognition and integration of the contributions made by workers in the informal economy.

  2. Alexandria

    Academy on Green Jobs Promotion in the MENA Region

    29 October - 2 November 2017

    This one-week capacity-building event aims to discuss how the potential for green jobs in the MENA region could be realised. The overall purpose is to contribute to enhancing institutional capacities for transformative change towards greener and more inclusive economies.

  3. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    PAGE E-Course: Green Fiscal Reform

    18 September - 10 November 2017

    The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) developed this e-learning course on Green fiscal reform (GFR) to meet the learning needs and build capacities of national stakeholders.

  4. Turin

    Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

    10 - 14 July 2017

    Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Greening the building and construction industry can lead to the creation of significant numbers of green and decent jobs, while contributing to environmental sustainability and improving access to quality housing, especially for lower and middle-income population groups. But how do you start "greening" your building and construction business while remaining competitive and affordable? What "eco-system" is needed to facilitate the transition to a greener built environment? What actors do you involve? What kind of policies need to be developed? What skills set is required? What are the implications for job creation? Drawing on concrete experience and case studies, this course will contribute to a better understanding of the conditions required for incubating green building and construction at country level.

  5. Blended

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

    15 May - 9 June 2017

    In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. These guidelines offer a framework for ensuring that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges further employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities in an equitable manner. The course provides a review of concepts, global practices and country experiences with the objective of understanding the main policy areas of the just-transition framework and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.

  6. Distance learning

    Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    13 March - 26 May 2017

    An interactive e-learning opportunity to master the concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. An exploration of the world of work's contribution to sustainable development.


  1. Turin

    Academy on the Green Economy

    3 - 14 October 2016

    Organized in collaboration with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this learning event is designed to build capacities on the green economy and to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies.

  2. Blended

    Green Jobs for a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development (NEW)

    16 May - 10 June 2016

    Through the review of global practices, case studies and ongoing projects, participants will gain access to knowledge and tools enabling them to: assess employment potential and skill requirements in a low-carbon economy, devise appropriate strategies to promote green jobs in different economic sectors, and engage in labour and environmental policy discussions for a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy.

  3. Distance learning

    Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    4 April - 10 June 2016

    The overall objective of this interactive e-learning course is to improve the understanding of green jobs key concepts and definitions as part of the contribution of the world of work to sustainable development, through a review of tools, selected literature and on-going practices.


  1. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    2 - 6 November 2015