Policy Brief 9 - Promoting Green Jobs for Recovery and Sustainable Development

The response to the international crisis is an opportunity to change the way governments shape and implement economic development strategies. The mounting calls for a more sustainable development path – in social, economic, and environmental terms – and ultimately a “greener” world economy should be translated into policy measures that i) support communities, sectors, regions and workers, suffering from climate change, including through social dialogue and expanded social protection, ii) promote investment in the creation of green jobs, and iii) strengthen skills and vocational training systems to respond better to emerging needs in the labour market. Each of these components forms a part of the Green Jobs Initiative, a partnership of the ILO, UNEP, IOE, and ITUC.