News, articles and events on Green Jobs

  1. © Esneyder Gutiérrez Cardona 2022

    Voices

    Our cooperative has dignified the work of waste pickers

    30 June 2022

    Twenty-two years ago, Martha Elena Iglesias helped found a waster picker cooperative in Colombia called Planeta Verde. Over time, the cooperative has transformed how the local community views waste pickers and a sense of solidarity has developed amongst its members.

  2. © G7 2022

    G7 Leaders’ Communiqué

    ILO welcomes commitments in G7 leaders’ communiqué

    29 June 2022

    New commitments by the G7 Leaders, covering gender equality, tackling inflation, climate change, and support for a just transition to a sustainable and inclusive future, have been welcomed by the ILO.

  3. © Gamze Orhun / ILO 2022

    Press release

    Going green could create 300,000 new jobs for the Turkish economy by 2030

    28 June 2022

    A new report by UNDP and ILO sees dramatic economic benefits in shifting new investment from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.

  4. © S. Ryan / IFRC 2022

    110th International Labour Conference

    ILO World of Work Summit to discuss how to tackle multiple global crises

    08 June 2022

    International Labour Conference to host major summit on the world of work response to food, energy and financial crises.

  5. News

    Launch of the project "Green jobs for young men and women in Algeria for a just transition to a sustainable work future"

    07 June 2022

    On 1 and 2 June 2022, the ILO Office for Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia, together with the government of Algeria and social partners, organized a workshop to launch a project to promote green and better jobs in Algeria.

  6. Book Launch

    Exploring decent work in the pharmaceutical industry: Job creation in the production of medical cannabis in Lesotho and Zimbabwe

    Launch webinar. The book is based on the findings of a research project carried out by the ILO under the direction of Sabrina De Gobbi. The research was conducted in collaboration with the National University of Lesotho and the University of Zimbabwe.

  7. Press release

    The Government of Nigeria, social partners and development partners launch new programme on just transition, placing jobs and social justice at the centre of climate action

    30 May 2022

    The government of Nigeria, representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and development partners have launched a new initiative to place jobs and social justice at the centre of the ecological transition.

  8. Event

    The ILO and Stockholm+50

    Stockholm+50 is an international meeting convened by the United Nations General Assembly to be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 2-3 June 2022. Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. The ILO will participate in this important event to drive the implementation of a just transition and the creation of decent work for a green economy.

  9. Press release

    The Islamic Development Bank and the ILO invite youth-led organizations, networks and coalitions to propose innovative ideas to support a just transition

    25 May 2022

    To assist young people in further translating their activism, commitment and creativity into action, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have designed the “IsDB-ILO Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call”, with the overarching goal of promoting youth participation and skills for green jobs for a just transition.

  10. © BMAS 2022

    G7 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting

    ILO welcomes G7 call to make a just transition to a green economy happen

    24 May 2022

    At the end of their meeting the G7 Labour Ministers highlighted the urgent need to greater focus on rights and occupational safety and health.