ILO trains engineers on its employment-intensive infrastructure recovery approach in Syria
21 March 2023
The training took place in preparation of ILO emergency employment scheme in Aleppo, that will create decent jobs and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.
Response to Turkiye and Syria earthquakes
ILO assigns $3.6 million of direct support to workers affected by the Türkiye and Syria earthquakes
20 March 2023
The ILO announced the allocation at a donors’ conference hosted in Brussels in support of victims of the earthquakes in the two countries.
Green Works Based on Labour-Intensive Local Technologies in Burkina Faso
14 March 2023
Using the green works approach, this project aims to demonstrate, document, and analyse traditional soil restoration techniques and to gather the data necessary for policies and programmes at a larger and more systematic scale.
Ahead of emergency employment scheme, ILO trains engineers in Syria on Occupational Safety and Health in earthquake response
10 March 2023
Building the capacities of engineers is part of broader efforts to promote a safe working environment for workers involved in the earthquake response and recovery operations, as the ILO prepares to implement an emergency employment scheme in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
What is Green Works?The effects of the changing climate are felt around the world, posing an increasing threat to the prosperity of people, economies and ecosystems. Climate change severely and disproportionately affects the poor in developing countries – not only because they are invariably more exposed and more vulnerable to climate-related impacts but also because they have less access to resources, and social and ﬁnancial sup- port, including social protection, for their survival. EIIP assists and guides the identiﬁcation, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Climate change adaptation involves reducing risks and vulnerability, while seeking opportunities and building the capacity of affected communities and people to cope with the effects.
- Green Works refer to the employment intensive development, restoration and maintenance of public infrastructure, community assets, natural areas and landscapes to contribute to environmental goals such as adaptation to climate change and natural disasters, environmental rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration and nature conservation.
- Common examples of green works are soil and water conservation, afforestation and reforestation, irrigation, and flood protection.