Areas of work
The ILO is engaged in the UNFCCC process promoting its climate change toolbox, including the just transition framework, for adaptation measures and facilitating mitigation actions to unleash the job creation potential of a low-carbon economy.
Green Enterprise Development
It involves the greening of existing enterprises, focusing on the production process and the promotion of green enterprises in the production of environmental goods and services. Green enterprise development results in greener, environmentally friendly, safer and more productive workplaces.
The Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN)
GAIN is a network of research institutions and experts that works to assess the employment impact of policies designed to green the economy. It helps to fill an important knowledge and capacity gap, especially for developing countries. GAIN works to better understand the jobs dimension of green growth and to share that knowledge with its partners.
Green works offer ample green jobs opportunities locally notably in promoting forestry, irrigation, soil, water and flood protection which are at the heart of recovery and reconstruction. These infrastructure and related employment-intensive approaches have direct environmental benefits and help support communities to adapt to the effects of climate change.
Resources on Cooperatives and the Green Agenda
Around the world cooperatives are emerging as economic actors in climate change adaptation and mitigation. They are increasingly greening their operations across sectors, which leads to both creation of new green jobs and transformation of existing jobs into new ones.
Without a suitable trained workforce the transition to a greener economy will stall. Such skill shortages already pose a major barrier. Skills development is therefore key to unlock the job potential of greener economies.