News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. © Fairphone 2019

    Green economy

    50 million tonnes of potentially job creating e-waste discarded annually

    25 January 2019

    Seven UN entities, including the ILO, supported by the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) call for a reboot of the current electronics system.

  2. © Fairphone 2019

    Blog

    A New Circular Vision for Electronics

    24 January 2019

    We need to tackle the tsunami of e-waste head on, say ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, and Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, Houlin Zhao in a joint blog.

  3. © T. Saputro / CIFOR 2019

    PAGE Ministerial Conference

    We cannot tolerate the cost of inaction on climate change

    10 January 2019

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder outlined three key climate change challenges and put forward a number of proposals, in an address to the Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), in South Africa.

  4. Call for proposals

    Consultancy for the drafting of a Green Paper on social economy

    10 December 2018

    The International Labour Organization and the Economic Development Department of the Republic of South Africa are looking for a consultant to prepare a Green Paper on the social economy in South Africa. For details please see the document below.

  5. © G20 Argentina 2019

    G20 Leaders’ Summit

    We can both create jobs and protect the environment

    01 December 2018

    Job opportunity and economic growth can happen without costing the planet, said ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, at a G20 discussion on “Embracing the Opportunities (Infrastructure; Energy transitions; A sustainable food future)”.

  6. Event

    The ILO and the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP24

    The twenty-four session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held in Katowice, Poland on 2-14 December 2018. As an observer organization, the ILO seeks to contribute to global negotiations and national actions against climate change, while promoting opportunities for decent work creation and ensuring a just transition for all.

  7. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    PAGE Ministerial Conference 2019: Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

    Being hosted by the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, the Third PAGE Ministerial Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 10 to 11 January 2019, and highlight and celebrate drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship through inclusivity in advancing green industries for a better and more sustainable future for all.

  8. News

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    24 October 2018

    The latest UNEMG Nexus Dialogue was held at the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the 23 October 2018 with an outcome of 10 key messages to guide policy advice, future research, partnerships, and advocacy.

  9. News

    Is your business ready to leap and go green?

    24 October 2018

    The Green enterPRIZE Innovation and Development Programme launches the Simuka-Phakama 2018 business competition for green and growth oriented SMEs

  10. UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogue Series

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.