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.
Enrolment deadline: 04 Apr 2016
When: 04 Apr 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
When: 16 May 2016 - 10 Jun 2016
Enrolment deadline: 05 Sep 2016
When: 12 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Promoting a just transition to climate-resilient, inclusive and sustainable economies
The adoption of the Paris Agreement at the COP21 is a very important step towards creating a climate-resilient world. It was adopted through the consensus of the 192 states party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), reaffirming the leadership and importance of the UN system and multilateralism in the negotiation of development issues and environmental affairs in particular. Read More
Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America
The Regional Forum on Green Economy for Latin America was opened on Tuesday 3 November 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations System and the global initiative Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE). Read More
Moving up the waste hierarchy to save the environment and create jobs
The Centre is involved in a project on “Green Jobs for South Africa” jointly implemented with the Green Fund and the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Read More