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. News

    A Passion. A Mission. Organizing Waste Pickers.

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Manuel Mateu an Engineer from the Movement of Excluded Workers (MTE) in Argentina, about his work as an organiser of waste pickers.

  2. News

    The dreams and reality of a waste picker

    21 December 2016

    During “The Potential of Cooperatives & the Role of Waste Pickers in the Recycling Sector” workshop in Ankara, Turkey, on 20-21 December 2016, ILO COOP spoke to Fehmi Celikok, a waste picker from Turkey, about his life as a waste picker

Focus on

  1. FAQ

    Why does climate change matter for employment ?

    5 short questions and answers that explain the linkages between climate change and jobs. 

Publications

  1. Technical Paper

    A just transition to climate-resilient economies and societies: Issues and perspectives for the world of work

    This paper stresses the need of accompanying social and economic policies to achieve a just transition for all that leaves no one behind and promotes decent work.

Highlight

  1. Video

    The effect of climate heat waves on workers' productivity and health

    Professor Tord Kjellström explains the impacts of rising heat due to climate change on working conditions.

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