ILO Green Job: The green jobs site is the training platform of the ITC ILO. It provides information about the link between climate and environmental change and transitions in the world of work. It gives examples of how enterprises, workers and governments contribute to cleaner and greener production and consumption patterns through green jobs. But it also gives you the opportunity to prepare for one of ILO’s green jobs training courses.
The platform and courses are being developed and regularly revised by the ITC-ILO (International Training Centre of the ILO) and ILO (International Labour Organization) experts in order to best match training and learning needs of policy makers.
The promotion of Green Jobs is central in the transition towards a greener economy. Climate change and the excessive use of scarce resources are calling for proactive policies to respond timely and avert the worse and create pathways to sustainable development – with decent work for all. But the much needed innovative strategies can only succeed with the full engagement of enterprises and workers.
The ILO agenda for Green Jobs promotes a socially fair transition, in which vulnerabilities, changes in the labour market and new business models are addressed through an inclusive social dialogue.
Green jobs help reducing negative environmental impact, ultimately leading to environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and economies. In practical terms, green jobs contribute to:
- reduction of energy consumption and use of raw materials
- reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
- minimization of waste and pollution
- protection of ecosystems
Green jobs can be created in all sectors and types of enterprises, in urban and rural areas, and in countries at all levels of economic development.
Seeking the full involvement of its constituents, the ILO Green Jobs Programme operates globally providing policy guidance through participation in international debates, country assessment and policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building. ILO Green Jobs programme
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