E-learning on the labour dimensions of climate change and human mobility

E-learning on climate change and labour mobility

E-learning on the labour dimensions of climate change and human mobility



Rights-based responses to climate induced mobility

30 Ottobre–8 Dicembre 2023
Il corso è disponibile in English
Key features

A combination of theoretical, thematic modules, practical experience sharing and engaging discussions


In addition to the conceptual framework and available tools, the course will draw on a range of concrete examples


An innovative e-learning experience bringing high-quality training and engaging interactions with key experts in the field


Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging “real time” sessions and ends with an individual assignment

Presentazione del corso

Climate change has been called the single greatest risk to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a risk multiplier, interacting with other factors such as food, health and livelihood insecurities that significantly drive both migration and displacement. Migration, including labour mobility, can be an important adaptive strategy that can enhance resilience to climate change impacts and reduce the risk of future displacement. However, migration is often perceived as a measure of last resort and a result of the failure to adapt to climate change. As a response, the ILO has been increasingly engaging in the labour dimensions of human mobility related to climate change, guided by its International Labour Standards and the 2015 ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All. The Guidelines provide a framework of principles, policy and operational advice to address environmental change and promote sustainable development in ways that advance social justice and social inclusion, and promote the creation of decent work and the transition to green jobs. Based on relevant International Labour Standards and on the Just Transition Guidelines, the subsequent programme of ILO's work, and associated developments by other stakeholders and researchers, this online course analyses the complex intersection of climate change and mobility, specifically the impacts on labour mobility, on decent work and employment, labour markets and just transitions towards environmentally sustainable economies. It explores the potential of rights-based labour mobility as an adaptive strategy in response to climate change, and considers concrete strategies for effective labour market integration of people displaced due to disasters, environmental degradation and climate change.

Chi si iscrive a questo corso?

The course is for policy makers, professionals, practitioners and experts wishing to develop their knowledge and operational capacity in relation to the climate change induced impacts on employment, labour mobility, and adaptation. Specifically: - Policy makers, technical advisors and specialists in the field and HQ of the ILO, and in government ministries of labour and related institutions and government agencies, and representatives of workers' and employers' organisations responsible for employment and labour market policies and programmes - Representatives of local authorities and other state actors engaged with issues related to climate change, labour mobility and adaptation - Experts and technical staff from humanitarian agencies, NGOs and other civil society organisations working on climate change, labour mobility and adaptation - Other experts and practitioners in the field of climate change adaptation, disaster response and mobility with a particular interest in employment and labour mobility - Academics and researchers in the field of climate change and population mobility will also find informative the specific focus of the course on employment and labour mobility.

What topics does this course cover?

This online course will explore the labour dimensions of the complex intersection of climate change and human mobility.

  • Key concepts and dynamics related to climate change, human mobility and the implications on decent work and livelihoods.
  • Practical guidance and tools to address the challenges posed by climate-induced mobility and ensure that displacement and migration are integrated in climate change legislation, policies and planning frameworks.
  • Policies, strategies, and instruments that enable access to decent work in the context of climate-induced human mobility and climate change adaptation (e.g., social protection, financial services, market-based livelihood interventions, etc.).
What will I learn?

By the end of this course, participants will have:

  • Explored the dynamics and the complex interactions between climate change and human mobility, including the gender dimensions
  • Analysed the impacts, and the range of potential outcomes, of climate-induced human mobility on employment and labour market access for affected people and the implications for decent work 
  • Reviewed the scope of the ILO’s Just Transition Guidelines in relation to human mobility
  • Established the importance of resilience, sustainability and adaptation strategies, notably green jobs and skills, to mitigate the impacts of climate change
  • Recognised the significance of ensuring that climate-related mobility and employment strategies and policies are governed through a rights-based approach based on international labour standards that recognises human dignity and minimises protection gaps.
What will I be require to do during the course?

Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English.

The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:

  • The ability to use and access a computer with internet
  • Working knowledge of written English
  • The availability to dedicate per week between 5-10 hours to the course.
What will I be able to do?

By the end of the course, participants will have advanced their knowledge and understanding of the impacts of climate change on human mobility and the decent work implications. They will be able to:

  • Analyse international legal and policy frameworks dedicated to addressing human mobility challenges in the context of disasters, climate change and environmental degradation, including the role of free movement agreements and bilateral instruments to facilitate cross-border movement in the context of disasters and climate change 
  • Propose relevant legal and policy options to minimize the negative effects of climate change on societies and economies and take advantage of related opportunities for building resilience and ensuring adequate protection to the people affected.
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning tools and methodologies.                 

  • Course facilitators are subject matter experts and specialists
  • Training delivery includes online and tutor based learning opportunities
  • Participants exchange knowledge and ideas on existing good practices

This course qualifies for the ITCILO Diploma for Labour Migration Experts and Practitioners. Take the Academy on Labour Migration, three courses out of all eligible courses within a five year period, and complete a capstone project to become part of a global cadre of practitioners and experts with a recognised set of skills in labour migration policy.


The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 30 October to 8 December 2023, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment.
  • “Real time” learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus.
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ILO Guidelines to the participants’ organization.

Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The passing grade is 60/100

How to apply

Interested candidates should register on-line through this link:

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Proven work experience in relevant field;
  • Submission of a letter of sponsorship to cover the total course fees. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2023.


The cost of participation is 980 EUR and is payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization.


If an enrolled participant wishes or must withdraw from a course, they may choose to apply to a different course or be substituted by another candidate. The participant must notify the Centre, in writing, of their decision at least 14 days prior to the start date of the course. Cancellation of participation in regular courses will result in the following penalties:

  • 14 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty, 100% refund of amount paid less applicable bank charges
  • 8 to 13 days prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 50% of course price, refund of residual amount paid (if any) less applicable bank charges
  • 7 days or less prior to the start date of the course: Penalty of 100% of course price.



International Training Centre of the ILO
Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10 10127 Turin – Italy
T +39 011 693 6359
e-mail: migration@itcilo.org

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