1. The green initiative


    Scaling up the ILO’s office-wide knowledge, policy advice and tools for managing a just transition to a low carbon, sustainable future.

Green jobs

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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.

Latest

  1. Our impact, their voice

    After the flood: Turning disaster into opportunity

    21 July 2016

    Following the devastating floods in Pakistan’s rural Sindh province, the International Labour Organization joined the United Nations to help thousands of families put their lives back on track.

  2. © Lakshman Nadaraja/World Bank 2016

    Event

    Gender and Climate Change Financing - Why does it matter for Employment, Women's Empowerment and Social Equity Prospects?

    This event is organized within the framework of ILO's Green Centenary Initiative and Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

Highlight

  1. Training

    Academy on the Green Economy

    When: 3- 14 October 2016

    Where: ITC-ILO, Turin (Italy)

Publications

  1. Green Jobs: Progress Report 2014-2015

    This third progress report provides an update on the activities which will unfolded in 2014 and 2015 with the continued support of the Green Jobs Programme’s networks and partners.

Focus on

  1. Video

    Why gender matters in climate change financing?

    Mariama Williams, Senior Programme Officer, Global Governance for Development Programme at the South Centre explains why.

Projects and activities

  1. ILO's support worldwide:

  • The role the ILO must take up is to promote the considerable potential for creation of decent work associated with the transition to a low-carbon sustainable development path and to minimize and manage the inevitable dislocation that will accompany it."

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General