Green jobs

Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labour market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.


  1. News

    Regional Forum on greening industries and green entrepreneurship in rural Africa

    17 November 2015

    This knowledge sharing and learning event for Africa attended by 80 participants from 29 countries was held from 9 – 13 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

  2. News

    ILO adopts guidelines on sustainable development, decent work and green jobs

    05 November 2015

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.


  1. Training

    Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America

    Cartagena de Indias, 2 - 6 November 2015

    The forum is a unique training and learning experience for policymakers, technical staff, practitioners and other public and private-sector as well as civil society representatives.