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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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

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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 of sustainable food production and urge the general public to play a part in ending hunger and building a sustainable future for our planet. Read More

Disruptive plans for a greener future

Disruptive plans for a greener future

Almost two years after the United Nations adopted the “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, Zambia hosted the first ever “Africa Forum on Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Decent Green Job Creation”. Read More

Green building – a driver for decent jobs & economic growth

Green building – a driver for decent jobs & economic growth

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ambitious plan of action aimed at transforming our world. Unveiled in 2015, it encourages countries and businesses to explore opportunities that merge economic, social and environmental sustainability through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 wide ranging goals aiming to decouple economic growth from climate change, poverty and inequality. 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.

Africa Forum Private Sector Inclusive Green Growth and Job Creation

 

The ILO's Green Jobs Programme

ILO Staff Training

Certification Programme 2017

 

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