The move towards a “green economy” has been gaining momentum in parallel with the international debate and negotiations on climate change.

That discussion has highlighted the need to take a closer look at the notion of “green jobs” and their links with economic, social and environmental development goals. The potential for green jobs exists in all countries, and at all levels of economic development. Green jobs span a wide array of skills, educational backgrounds and occupational profiles. They contribute to reducing the environmental impact of enterprises and economic sectors to levels which are sustainable.

Upcoming Courses
Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas
Una oportunidad de intercambio y trabajo en red para fortalecer las capacidades y competencias en materia de empleos verdes. A través de una plataforma de formación a distancia, el curso ofrece una selección de literatura, buenas prácticas y herramientas para analizar las oportunidades y los desafíos laborales en la promoción del desarrollo sostenible. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 05 Sep 2016

Code: A979207

When: 12 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016

Venue Distance

Language: Spanish


Academy on the Green Economy
Organized in collaboration with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this learning event is designed to build capacities on the green economy and to equip policy-makers, technical staff and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 14 Oct 2016

Code: A909165

When: 03 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016

Venue Turin Centre

Language: English - French - Spanish



Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 and the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on climate change coincide on 22 April, reminding us of our global commitment to sustainability. Read More

“There is no life without water”

and "Water is work." These words from Guy Ryder, the ILO Director-General and Chair of UN-Water, encapsulate the theme of World Water Day 2016 (1). Read More

A new resource guide for Employers: Greening Economies, Enterprises and Jobs

The newly released guide explores the role of employers’ organizations in the promotion of environmentally sustainable economies and enterprises. Read More


Sustainable Development Programme

Referring simultaneously to the broad definition of sustainable development adopted by the United Nations, which postulates an intrinsic relation between economic, social and environmental well-being, SDP takes as a more concrete starting point the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The ILO's Green Jobs Programme

ILO Staff Training

Certification Programme 2016



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