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.


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    Senegal in motion towards a green economy

    27 November 2014

    The launch of the PAGE initiative in Senegal: an innovative UN partnership promoting national strategies for a green economy.

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    First “Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business” (SIYGCB) Trainers trained

    19 November 2014

    The Start and Improve Your Green Construction Business training is a green sectoral business development programme that aims to support emerging and established entrepreneurs that wish to engage in the green building construction sector. The SIYGCB has been developed in close collaboration with national and international stakeholders in Zambia and South Africa. A first group of future trainers were trained in the rationale and the use of the SIYCGB training modules.

Focus on

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    ILO engages in climate change at Lima Conference and beyond

    The ILO participates actively in the climate change negotiations at the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) under the United Nation Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC), taking place in Lima, Peru, from 1 December to 12 December 2014.


  1. Promoting green entrepreneurship in East Africa

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