Green jobs in Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is at a crossroads where better jobs can be developed in response to climate change. The region can accelerate its transformation through green jobs and just transitions at all industry and economic levels. Enabling a just transition, and planning for this transition, means that the opportunity offered by sustainable development and green job creation from de-carbonisation and adaptation also results in better jobs and decent jobs. It also means that those workers, firms, local regions and sectors affected by the need to de-carbonise and adapt to climate change receive the support, information, training and capacity they need to successfully transition. Green jobs and decent jobs need to be planned for, as they will not necessarily occur automatically or in the volume required unless just transition planning takes place. The ILO works in partnership with social partners and communities in the Asia-Pacific region to support and build capacity to develop just transition plans rich of green job.

Working for a greener world

The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.


  1. ILO Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

  1. Infographic

    Key facts and figures on Decent work and climate resilience

  2. Country fact sheets

    Measuring employment and environmental sustainability across Asia and the Pacific

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides a baseline for key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance in 36 countries across Asia and the Pacific.


  1. Skills Matter!

    06 April 2024