News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. News

    Cancun Agreement: ILO highlights call for a “Just Transition” with green jobs and decent work

    15 December 2010

    The ILO praised the 16th Conference of Parties (COP16) on climate change for including social and decent work dimensions in the outcome document, signaling broad recognition for a “just transition” to a low-carbon economy with decent work and greener jobs.

  2. Event

    RIO+20: The Transition to a Green Economy: Implications for poverty alleviation and sustainable development

  3. Event

    UN-System side event on Adaptation

  4. Event

    The United Nations system is delivering as ONE on implementation to address climate change

  5. Event

    Inclusion of social dimensions in climate change policies and programmes: social criteria for impact assessments of mitigation and adaptation actions

  6. Event

    Improving resilience to protect human health and welfare from the adverse affects of climate change

  7. Event

    The ILO Green Jobs Programme: Work of ILO on environment, climate change, green economy and sustainable development

  8. Event

    Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

  9. Skills

    Technical validation workshop on Skills for Green Jobs - 17 May 2010

    The purpose of the technical validation workshop was to validate the findings of the global policy-applied research project on Skills for Green Jobs. The Global synthesis report and the European synthesis report were discussed. The workshop aimed to: a) identify environmental challenges and skills response strategies; b) discuss green restructuring processes on the labour market and related retraining needs; c) highlight current and future occupational changes and their implication on vocational training; d) propose specific policy recommendations and suggestions for further steps.

  10. From the field

    Haiti: From Storm Recovery to Sustainable Development

    09 December 2009

    In 2004, Hurricane Jeanne swept through the historical port city of Gonaïves in Haiti, sending walls of water and mud down the surrounding slopes and changing the face of the city forever. A project managed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been helping local residents organize themselves to build erosion control networks to protect the city from future mudslides and heavy run-off. ILO TV reports.