Publications on Green Jobs

December 2021

  1. The new world of work: Challenges and opportunities for social partners and labour institutions

    31 December 2021

    This book examines social dialogue and the role of social partners in the governance of the world of work in 34 European countries.

November 2021

  1. Event cards ILO at COP26

    02 November 2021

  2. User’s manual to the ILO’s Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    01 November 2021

    Workers’ organizations are not passive bystanders, but agents of change able to develop new pathways to sustainability and to ensure that a transition not only delivers on climate policy objectives but incorporates the broader principles of sustainable development and decent work. This user’s manual was prepared with the objective of encouraging and assisting workers’ organizations to engage in policy discussions at all levels in shaping just transition, including in the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement.

October 2021

  1. Zimbabwe Green Jobs Assessment Report

    19 October 2021

    This study assess the social, employment and economic impacts of Zimbabwe’s climate policies. Impacts on the labour market, gender, economic growth and emissions are assessed. Renewable energy policies dominate investments notably into hydropower and solar power, resulting in the largest employment gains of all planned policies with a total of around 350,000 by 2035.

  2. Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

  3. Financing human-centred COVID-19 recovery and decisive climate action worldwide: International cooperation’s twenty-first century moment of truth

    07 October 2021

    This Working Paper provides a concrete illustration of how the existing international financial architecture could be activated more fully to mobilize the large sums required to respond decisively to the “great divergence” in COVID-19 crisis recovery between advanced and developing countries as well as to the climate crisis.

September 2021

  1. Nigeria Green Jobs Assessment Report

    02 September 2021

    One of the main questions in climate policymaking is to understand the economic and social costs and benefits. The potentional to create employment that these policies offer is of particular concern to developing and emerging economies with a young population that face structural challenges to generating sufficient employment opportunities for a growing number of labour market entrants.

June 2021

  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.

May 2021

  1. 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.

April 2021

  1. New panorama of the green economy in Argentina: an inventory of policies and a labour diagnostic for a just transition

    15 April 2021

    This infographic synthesizes the main concepts and findings of two fundamental reports to reflect on the public and private initiatives related to the transition towards green employment and towards a sustainable economy, prepared by the Partnership for Action for a Green Economy.