Climate change and jobs
Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition
14 March 2023
The current state of the global labour market: Implications for achieving the Global Goals
13 March 2023
UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries
ILO welcomes renewed commitments to support recovery and sustainable development in Least Developed Countries
03 March 2023
Why does climate change matter for employment ?
By contrast, if properly managed, climate change action can lead to more and better jobs. Both adaptation to climate change and measures to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions offer opportunities to create new jobs, while securing existing ones.
A transition to a low-carbon, greener economy will imply the creation of new jobs in environmentally friendly production processes and outputs, whereas other jobs will be at risk, in particular in those sectors with fewer options for a transition towards a more sustainable ways of production.
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Climate Change and Labour: The Need for a "Just Transition"
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