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

Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

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

12 March 2018 - 18 May 2018

English - Spanish

Distance

A9711198

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Enrolment deadline: 26 February 2018

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

26 March 2018 - 30 March 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011201

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Enrolment deadline: 12 March 2018

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM). Read More

16 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011152

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Enrolment deadline: 02 April 2018

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

The course will provide a space to learn about and share knowledge, experiences, approaches and perspectives to improve energy access, efficiency and deal with energy transition in rural and urban areas, as well as in industry, while ensuring environmental and socio-economic benefits. Read More

04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011208

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Enrolment deadline: 21 May 2018

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 the 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

04 June 2018 - 08 June 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011209

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Enrolment deadline: 21 May 2018

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

12 November 2018 - 16 November 2018

English

Turin Centre

A9011223

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Enrolment deadline: 29 October 2018

News

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

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.

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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