Green Jobs and Just Transition in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia face increasing challenges brought by climate change, which is reflected in rising frequency of extreme weather events and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and low water levels, mudflows and sandstorms. The limited water availability also causes increasing competition over water. In order to address these challenges, the region stands ready to undertake a transformation towards a greener economy through just transitions which will embrace various industries and economic levels.

A just transition means greening the economy in a way that is as fair and inclusive as possible to everyone concerned, creating decent work opportunities, and leaving no one behind. It will also ensure that those workers, enterprises, communities, local regions and sectors affected by the transition are supported through information, capacity building and social protection to mitigate the negative effects and take out alternative opportunities for socio-economic development. Under the ILO Just Transition Guidelines, reaffirmed by the ILO 2023 Resolution concerning a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, the ILO works in partnership with Member States’ governments, social partners and communities in the region to promote a just transition through policy advice and practical interventions.

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  1. Consultants trained to support Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to promote greening of enterprises

    17 January 2024

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: 16-17 January 2024 Fifteen consultants who have been trained to support Kyrgyzstan’s efforts to promote greening of enterprises for a just transition toward low carbon economy met in Bishkek. They discussed interim results and lessons learnt from baseline visits and training conducted at the selected enterprises.

  2. Kyrgyzstan: support to enterprises for a just transition through greening process

    30 November 2023

    In October-November 2023, trained consultants finished their baseline analysis visits to 16 small- and medium-sized enterprises selected in consultation with the tripartite constituents.