News, articles and events on Green Jobs
Amid crisis there is reason to hope – if we come together to pursue social justice
01 February 2023
In a blog for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, ILO Director-General calls for more international cooperation to achieve sustainable development goals and greater social justice.
Our impact, Their voices
Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon
10 January 2023
The ILO provided a number of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.
Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions
Nature-based Solutions can generate 20 million new jobs, but ‘just transition’ policies are needed
08 December 2022
Rural employment would increase significantly if investments are made in policies that harness nature, while ensuring human well-being.
Launch of “Decent Work in Nature-based Solution 2022” Report
This first report in a biennial series on “Decent Work in Nature-based Solutions” is a partnership between ILO, UNEP and IUCN and will be launched at the CBD COP 15 in Montreal. This event will host a discussion on the role of the private sector in Africa in addressing and responding to the various dimensions and effects of climate change.
ILO welcomes COP27 progress on social dimensions of climate change
21 November 2022
The ILO presence at COP27 focused on highlighting the importance of a just transition in climate change responses, and included new initiatives on youth, financing and knowledge exchange.
5th ITUC World Congress
ILO Director-General calls for policies that support equity and social justice
18 November 2022
Addressing the 5th World Congress of the International Trade Union Confederation in Melbourne, Gilbert F. Houngbo called for a Global Coalition for Social Justice to prioritize social justice in policy making and tackle multiple crises that are impacting the world of work.
The World of Work Show
The social dimension of climate change
This episode of the ILO World of Work show will focus on the social dimension of climate change and how the ILO is keeping it at the forefront of discussions at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference. Join our guests who will discuss how to achieve a just transition towards a greener economy that works for all women and men around the world.
Enterprises must be key actors in the green transition
14 November 2022
Greening workplaces will play an increasingly important role in the green transition, as well as being an aspect of work life that matters greatly to both workers and employers. Read the new ILO report launched during COP27.
Youth initiatives win IsDB-ILO prizes for innovative ideas on green jobs and skills
13 November 2022
The winners, who received their prizes at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference, had responded to a joint IsDB-ILO Challenge Call aiming to build skills required for green jobs and promote youth participation in a just transition to a green economy.
G20: IsDB and ILO pledge to pool resources to support mutual Member States
13 November 2022
Strengthened joint work will focus on skills development and youth employment, as well as women’s economic empowerment, a just transition to a green economy, decent work in fragile contexts, and the growing synthesis between employment, trade and investment.