Publications on Green Jobs

December 2010

  1. Green jobs in construction: Small changes – big effect

    01 December 2010

    Construction was the first specific sector of the economy to be addressed in the ILO’s Green Jobs Initiative. The sector is responsible for 25-40 per cent of global energy use, and 30–40 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Andrew Bibby, a London-based journalist, reports from the suburb of Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest informal settlement, where the Kuyasa Initiative has targeted 2,000 homes for basic energy-saving measures, creating jobs at the same time.

  2. World of Work Magazine n°70, December 2010 - Promoting a recovery focused on jobs

    01 December 2010

    This issue of the ILO magazine focuses on the current economic recovery and also features stories from the world of work: The state of the world of work, Green jobs in construction, Youth employment...

  3. Green Jobs Country Brief: Lebanon

    01 December 2010

  4. Green Jobs Country Brief: East Africa

    01 December 2010

  5. Green Jobs Country Brief: Brazil

    01 December 2010

August 2010

  1. Skills for green jobs - European Synthesis Report

    20 August 2010

  2. From shipyard to renewable energy centre: Tomorrow’s jobs will be green

    01 August 2010

    The following article shows that – with resources and imagination – ways can be found to meet the twin challenges currently facing the world: the need to move towards an economy based on a much lower carbon footprint whilst at the same time bringing the world out of its present recession and finding employment. Andrew Bibby, a British journalist, reports from Odense, Denmark.

July 2010

  1. Report: Workshop on Climate Change, Its Impacts on Employment and Labour Markets, March 2010

    01 July 2010

    This workshop was organised by the Global Union Research Network (GURN) and coordinated by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). The aim was to discuss academic research on the employment aspects of climate change and identify research gaps.

May 2010

  1. The impact of climate change on employment: transition management through social dialogue

    07 May 2010

    Case study on a social dialogue roundtable initiative established to fulfil and guarantee the compatibility of the objective of emissions reductions with those of social cohesion and economic development.

  2. Estimating green jobs in Bangladesh

    06 May 2010

    This report summarizes the main findings of a study on the scale and distribution of green employment in the economy of Bangladesh. It contributes to the ongoing work of the ‘Green Jobs Initiative’ in the country. A GHK report for the ILO