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.

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Green jobs in a changing planet

Green jobs in a changing planet

Through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, the international community can count on a global framework to combat climate change, pave the way to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future and set the course for human well-being up to 2030 and beyond. Read More

Earth Day 2016

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”

“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

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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

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Certification Programme 2016

 

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