19-23 April 2021

ILO Green Week

As the world grapples with the devastating economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, we ask: How can we build back better and greener?

During ILO Green Week 2021, you are invited to join innovators, business leaders, policy experts and environmental practitioners from around the globe to explore what a green future of work could look like, and how we can get there.
  • Learn how the UN, governments, workers and employers are protecting the planet while promoting climate-neutral and climate-resilient economies.
  • Engage with entrepreneurs as we celebrate Earth Day.
  • Discover what skills will be key to the green jobs of the future in a session hosted by LinkedIn.
  • Hear about priorities and partnerships in Africa, as leaders from across the continent launch a new Climate Action for Jobs initiative.
  • Join us to celebrate success in challenging times, as we mark ILO green milestones.
All events are online and open to all – just take a look at the full programme below and click the links to register.

Monday 19 April

  1. 10:00-11:00 (CET)

    A green recovery from COVID-19

    Hosted by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

  2. 15:00-16:00 (CET)

    Launch of the 'Just Transition and Equitable Climate Action resource center'

    Co-hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the ILO.

Tuesday 20 April

  1. 10:00-11:00 (CET)

    Sustainable energy and jobs

    Hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

  2. 16:00-17:00 (CET)

    Skills for green jobs: unveiling trends in green industries

    Hosted by LinkedIn.

Wednesday 21 April

  1. 12:00-14:00 (CET)

    Launch of the 'Climate Action for Jobs Initiative' in Africa

    Hosted by the ILO Regional Office for Africa.

  2. 10:00-11:00 (CET)

    How can a just transition work for workers and the private sector?

    A conversation with real economy actors hosted by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE).

Thursday 22 April (Earth Day)

  1. Celebrating success in challenging times: ILO green milestones (14:00-15:30)

  2. Nature-based solutions: supporting greener and job-rich economies

    14:00-14:30 (CET)

    A conversation with IUCN and WWF hosted by the ILO Development and Investment Branch.

  3. A human-centred circular economy

    14:30-15:00 (CET)

    Hosted by the ILO Manufacturing, Mining and Energy Unit.

  4. Sustainability and jobs through cities: C40 Alliance for green jobs

    15:00-15:30 (CET)

    Hosted by the ILO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Friday 23 April

  1. 14:00-15:00 (CET)

    Green entrepreneurship for a sustainable future

    Face-to-face with green entrepreneurs from Africa and Latin America.