Publications on Green Jobs

November 2011

  1. Research Brief - Anticipating skill needs for the low carbon economy? Difficult, but not impossible

    17 November 2011

    This research brief is a digest of the "Comparative analysis of methods of identificaiton of skill needs on the labour market in transition to the low carbon economy". It addresses policy makers, social partners and practitioners.

  2. Towards a Greener Economy: The Social Dimensions

    16 November 2011

    The European Commission and the International Labour Organization have combined efforts in reaction to the deep crisis that hit the global economy in 2008. The aim of this joint project is to examine policies that will lead not only to a quicker recovery but also to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and equitable global economy. "Towards a Greener Economy: The Social Dimensions" aims to promote a clearer understanding of the nature of the green economy and its implications for labour markets, especially the reallocation of jobs from high- to low-polluting sectors.

  3. Managing Your Agricultural Cooperative, “My.COOP”

    10 November 2011

    My.COOP is a training package published in 2011, covering managerial challenges that many agricultural cooperatives face, and based on the idea that strong cooperatives are necessary for a more equitable distribution of income, democracy, and for economic and social development

  4. Green jobs becoming a reality. Progress and outlook 2012

    07 November 2011

    The Green Jobs Programme of the ILO works towards environmentally sustainable economic and social development. Green jobs allow the generation of alternative employment with reduced environmental impact. The report presents the programme's activities of the past biennium and shows how these activities lead towards the programme's objective.

  5. Radiation protection and safety of radiation sources: International basic safety standards – Interim edition

    03 November 2011

    The objective of this Safety Requirements publication (General Safety Requirements Part 3) is to establish, on the basis of the safety objective and principles established in the Fundamental Safety Principles, requirements for the protection of people and the environment from harmful effects of ionizing radiation and for the safety of radiation sources.

October 2011

  1. Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View

    06 October 2011

    This volume examines the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in adjusting their training provision to meet the new demands of a greener economy. It shows that skills development is critical to unlocking the employment potential of green growth, yet skills shortages are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential. The report recommends that countries devise strategies based on well-informed policy decisions, social dialogue, and coordination among ministries and between employers and training providers.

July 2011

  1. Green Jobs Assessment in Lebanon

    20 July 2011

    The study comprises four assessments in the sectors energy, building and construction, agriculture and waste management. Provided is a general overview of the sectors, the related policies and legislations and the available and planned financing and investments. Furthermore, the assessments allowed estimating the number of potential green jobs that can be created if green policies relevant to the different sectors are implemented.

  2. Integrating Green Jobs in the United Nations Joint Programmes: A Guidance Note

    06 July 2011

    The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to UN Country teams on how to integrate Green Jobs at country level, including joint programmes and the Development Assistance Framework(UNDAF) process.

May 2011

  1. Local investments for climate change adaptation: In brief ILO in Asia and the Pacific green jobs through green works

    24 May 2011

    This brochure provides a guide for the identification, design and implementation of interventions in support of climate change adaptation at the local level. It promotes a local resource-based approach for infrastructure development, which adds value by using environmentally-friendly methods for constructing and maintaining assets, while providing employment opportunities and enhancing the capacity of governments, contractors and communities.

March 2011

  1. Climate Change and Labour: The Need for a “Just Transition”

    21 March 2011

    Climate change is now widely acknowledged as one of the great – if not the greatest – challenges facing humanity in the coming decades. Through its impact on average temperature, precipitations and sea levels, it will endanger the livelihood of hundreds of millions and impose increasing costs on our societies if nothing is done.