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.


  1. News

    PAGE Green Economy Academy: Enhancing national capacities for transformative change

    05 October 2016

    A High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair inaugurated the 2016 global Academy on the Green Economy to build inclusive green economies.

  2. High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair

    The Future of Work in the Transition to Inclusive Green Economies

    This event will inaugurate the second global PAGE Academy on the Green Economy, to be held in Turin, from 3 to 14 October 2016.


  1. Skills for green jobs

    YouthXchange Green Skills and Lifestyles Guidebook

    This guidebook is designed to help young people familiarize themselves with the green economy and the skills needed.


  1. Working Paper

    Protection people and the environment

    This paper provides an overview of international experiences that combine social and environmental objectives within one programme and extract some lessons learned from existing Payments for Environmental Services (PES) schemes.

Focus on

  1. Video

    Indigenous Peoples: Agents of Change 

    Indigenous peoples are crucial partners for achieving sustainable development and in combating climate change.

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