India: Social dialogue for green jobs promotion

Since 2009, the ILO is supporting green jobs initiatives in India with a particular focus on climate change and sectoral approaches for green jobs creation.

In 2009, the Ministry of Labour and Employment established the first multi-stakeholder Task Force on Green Jobs and Climate Change to address employment and labour market dimensions of environment related policies and strategies. This process has been supported by the ILO, among others, through the identification and bridging of knowledge gaps.

Moreover, the ILO initiated a demonstration project in Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh State in the dairy sector. The project included a participatory value-chain assessment to identify the challenges, opportunities and potential points of action that would strengthen the sector and improve both its environmental and social impact, thus promoting green job opportunities.