Trainings on Green Jobs

Start and Improve your Business Training in China Women entrepreneurs in Russia
Millions of green jobs already exist in sectors such as energy efficiency, energy supply, transportation and waste management and there is evidence for the viability and potential for green jobs across the entire workforce, but only a fraction of this potential is being tapped. Additional proactive policy initiatives and public as well as private investments are needed.

ILO training courses will allow participants to contribute to the formulation and implementation of national policy for a transition to a greener, more sustainable economy. Although training is designed for a specific audience, the focus of these trainings remains on the social dimensions of relevant environmental and economic policies, including the workplace, enterprise development, incomes, poverty, and the labour market, especially employment and skills development. Trainings are usually directed to ILO constituents such as staff of Employers' Organizations and Trade Unions, and officials of Ministries of Labour. However, it is also suitable for officials from other Ministries, such as Environment, Planning or Finance, and for representatives of national and international development agencies.


  1. Training

    Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

    18 March - 17 May 2019

    This course provides an interactive e-learning opportunity to explore green jobs concepts and emerging practices. Through a review of tools, selected literature and best practices, participants are introduced to the labour-market implications of the transition to greener and more sustainable economies. The action-oriented curriculum is structured to promote the design and implementation of green jobs policies, programmes and projects


  1. Waste Sector

    Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector

    12 - 16 November 2018

    The prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste can create considerable social, economic and environmental opportunities for many countries.

  2. Sustainable Development Goals

    Decent Work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through Decent Work

    24 - 28 September 2018

    Decent work and productive employments are at the centre of the new development agenda.

  3. Event

    GAIN Webinar Series

    24 July 2018 - 24 July 2019

    GAIN Webinars offer an opportunity to collaborate and share resources by providing a platform where members can work internally and externally on GAIN’s mission-related topics. This Webinar Series will host six webinars per year, therefore one every two months.

  4. Construction sector

    Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs

    11 - 15 June 2018

    Faced with the increased demand for affordable quality housing, many countries in Africa, Asia and South America have recognized the potential of green building and construction in terms of social, economic and environmental development.

  5. Energy Transition

    Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work

    4 - 8 June 2018

    The course will provide a space to learn about and share knowledge, experiences, approaches and perspectives to improve energy access, efficiency and deal with energy transition in rural and urban areas, as well as in industry, while ensuring environmental and socio-economic benefits

  6. Public Procurement

    Sustainable procurement: Social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement

    16 - 20 April 2018

    This course explores the competencies needed for the execution of socially and environmentally responsible procurement, while upholding the principle of value for money (VFM).

  7. Just Transition

    Promoting a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient development

    16 - 20 April 2018

    In the framework of the ILO guidelines for a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all, the course provides a review of concepts, global practices and country experiences with the objective of understanding the main policy areas of the just-transition framework and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.

  8. E-learning

    Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

    12 March - 18 May 2018

    An interactive e-learning opportunity to master concepts and definitions associated with green jobs, involving a review of tools, selected literature and ongoing practices. An exploration of the world of work's contribution to sustainable development.

  9. Partnership for Action on Green Economy

    National Academy on Green Economy South Africa

    26 February - 2 March 2018