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

Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices / Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas

Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices / Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas

An interactive e-learning opportunity to master the concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. Read More

13 March 2017 - 26 May 2017

English - Spanish

Distance

A9710457

English

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Enrolment deadline: 03 March 2017

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

In November 2015, the ILO adopted a set of guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all. Read More

15 May 2017 - 09 June 2017

English

Blended

A9710463

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Enrolment deadline: 15 May 2017

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

Faced with an increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development. Read More

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010476

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Enrolment deadline: 10 July 2017

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries. Read More

13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

English

Turin Centre

A9010490

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Enrolment deadline: 13 November 2017

News

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and transitioning Public Employment Programmes to a Greener Economy

Mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and transitioning Public Employment Programmes to a Greener Economy

The Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Academy on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the ILO’s just transition guidelines, jointly implemented by the EPWP and the Centre, took place in Pretoria from 31 October to 4 November, 2016 counting over 50 participants. Read More

World Food Day (WFD) at the Centre

World Food Day (WFD) at the Centre

World Food Day (WFD) is celebrated every year on 16 October to raise awareness on sustainable food production and to promote solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty, while drawing attention to achievements in agricultural development around the world. Read More

Building inclusive green economies: PAGE Green Economy Academy

Building inclusive green economies: PAGE Green Economy Academy

A High-Level Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Fair inaugurated the 2016 global Academy on the Green Economy to build inclusive green economies. Read More

Resources

Unit(s)

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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