Publications on Green Jobs

  1. COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better

    24 June 2021

    This year's International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape COVID-19 response policies as well as adapting internally to provide vital services to workers and continue fulfilling their societal role as advocate for social justice and workers’ rights. As such, the journal reveals key findings on various topics that are of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better.

  2. Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector

    17 May 2021

    This working paper highlights the intersection between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment by exploring how climate change, measured by increasing heat stress and extreme weather events, could lead to heightened violence being faced by the (mostly female) workers in the sector as a result of its impact on productivity.

  3. Sector Selection and Rapid Market Assessment for Addressing Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain Development : Template for criteria and guiding questions.

    12 April 2021

  4. Environmental Sustainability in Value Chain and Market System Development for Decent Work : A Short Guide for Analysis and Intervention Design

    12 April 2021

  5. National Green Jobs Strategy, Ghana

    22 March 2021

    The National Green Jobs Strategy has been developed with the intention to create platforms, develop capacities and institute measures that would organise and harmonise on-going green interventions through effective coordination. The strategy adopts a multi-sectoral approach to ensure effective delivery of goods and services by specialised state and non-state actors through the implementation of measures that support the growth and expansion of the green economy in Ghana. Supporting Green Enterprises for Decent Job Creations (2021-2025).

  6. NATURE HIRES: How Nature-based Solutions can power a green jobs recovery

    12 October 2020

    Combining expertise on nature and employment, this joint World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - ILO publication maps out the societal challenges where nature-based solutions can be effective, how they support job creation and how they have been used, providing evidence and examples as to how they integrally support the achievement of the SDGs and a sustainable response to the COVID-19 crisis.

  7. Rapid situational analysis of the employment-climate-environment nexus - Identifying just transition policies - Nigeria

    02 October 2020

    A “just transition” is about achieving decent work for all and eradicating poverty through growing inclusive economies that can meet the needs of the world’s growing population while also protecting the environment and natural resources on which life on earth depends. The greening of economies, enterprises and jobs must be seen in the context of sustainable development. The Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all adopted by the ILO Governing Body (ILO 2015) provide practical orientation to Governments and social partners on how to formulate, implement and monitor a just transition policy framework in accordance with national circumstances and priorities.

  8. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plans for 2018–21

    30 September 2020

  9. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2020-21

    20 August 2020

  10. Jobs in a net-zero emissions future in Latin America and the Caribbean

    29 July 2020

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a just transition to net-zero emissions can redress the adverse economic and social impacts of the global crisis and at the same time provide an opportunity to create employment, tackle inequality, and boost inclusive growth.