News, articles and events on Green Jobs

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    Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

    New Climate Action for Jobs Board calls for a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis

    09 September 2020

    Labour and environment ministers, employers’ and workers’ leaders, and UN and development bank representatives have set in motion an “Alliance for a decade of action” on climate change, decent jobs and social justice.

  2. News

    Momentum continues for a Green Economy Transformation in Argentina

    08 September 2020

    Through knowledge development and capacity-building with studies, diagnostic tools and workshops, Argentina’s green economy transformation is well-underway with the support of PAGE. In July, the Country Diagnostic Tool on the Labour Market, Green Jobs and Circular Economy has been finalized on behalf of the ILO, as well as the Stocktaking Study and Report. The two documents were developed in collaboration with National Universities and validated at a workshop on 24 July, where they were discussed with the National Entities, Trade Unions representatives, Employer´s representatives, NGOs and the UN System.

  3. News

    Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa

    08 September 2020

    On 26th August 2020, Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) hosted a side event in collaboration with the digital Bio Africa Convention 2020. The title of the side event was “Developing Biomaterials Industry in South Africa”. The side event was aimed at launching and validating two recently completed PAGE products commissioned by UNIDO. The side event was attended by policymakers, research institutes, business representatives, international organizations, and NGOs and focused on sharing and discussing challenges and opportunities in growing the biomaterial industry in South Africa and aboard. The high-level event was opened by Dr. Jenitha Badul, Chair of the PAGE National Steering Committee in South Africa.

  4. News

    Greening Women-Led SMEs in Burkina Faso

    07 September 2020

    A PAGE-facilitated green entrepreneurship training was held to assist business owners in improving ecological standards by fostering the greening of their businesses. The nine entrepreneurs all work within local agriculture and non-timber forest product (NTFP) processing and sustainable trade.

  5. News

    Building on PAGE work for a Green Recovery in Jiangsu

    17 August 2020

    In December 2019, a Green Development week took place in Suzhou to provide a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and information exchange in order to boost green development in Jiangsu. Moving forward to a post-COVID-19 context, it is apparent that the central themes explored in the green development week are also those crucial to green recovery in Jiangsu.

  6. COVID-19 and the Environment

    ILO joins the UN Environment Management Group to examine System Resiliency & Health-Related Interdependencies

    07 August 2020

    On Thursday 16 July participants from all over the world joined a webinar organized by the UN Environment Management Group on System Resiliency & Health-Related Interdependencies as part of a 3-part series of Nexus dialogues on COVID-19 and the Environment.

  7. IDB-ILO Report

    Zero emission economy will lead to 15 million new jobs by 2030 in Latin America and Caribbean

    29 July 2020

    A study by the International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Development Bank highlights the impact on jobs if countries in Latin America and the Caribbean adopt zero emission policies.

  8. Statement

    ILO's statement at the IUCN launch of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

    27 July 2020

  9. News

    The ILO participates in the IUCN launch of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

    27 July 2020

  10. News

    COPAC organizes an International Day of Cooperatives event on cooperatives and climate action

    22 July 2020

    ILO’s Enterprises Department Director and Chair of the Committee on Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC), Mr van Vuuren, participated as a speaker in a virtual event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives focusing on climate action on 9 July 2020.