Green jobs

30 November 2020

en Greening with jobs learning forum

Cities and towns, particularly in developing countries, send excessive volumes of waste to dumpsites and landfill every year. Resources which are lost to the local economy. Sustainable waste management is increasingly regarded as an opportunity to unlock new livelihoods and job opportunities; promote social inclusion; and upgrade the quality of existing jobs of both women and men. Achieving many of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires improved waste management. This requires that the jobs in waste prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery are decent jobs.

This course provides an exciting opportunity to join the conversation and tap together into the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection; reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing; sorting and recycling; as well as reduction at source.

31 August 2020

en Fostering Green Business Growth

Green businesses save scarce resources, help maintain healthy ecosystems, minimize pollution and waste, limit greenhouse emissions, and provide green goods and services to enable more responsible consumption patterns. Green businesses are vital for a development model that delivers a triple bottom-line of prosperity, planet and people. Many entrepreneurs worldwide have understood that going green is not only good for the environment, but makes business sense too! By promoting businesses going green, countries unlock private sector investment in environmentally sound practices and technologies, reduce costs and protect ecosystems. By supporting companies developing green products and services, governments foster access to new markets, boost innovation and ensure that their SME stays ahead of competition. Developed and middle-income countries are leading the way in supporting green business development, while a number of low-income countries are also taking positive steps. How do they do this? What works and what doesn't work in supporting green business development? Join this course to find out and stay tuned on green business growth strategies.

22 June 2020

en Managing a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies_2020

This course seeks to strengthen institutional and individual capacities to support a just transition to environmentally sustainable economies and societies. Participants will acquire knowledge and tools to help them understand the sustainable development framework, in particular the link between environmental challenges and the world of work. It will focus on the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition: a framework and practical tool for tackling the employment and social dimensions of sustainable development, climate change and other environmental challenges. The course is an opportunity to review concepts, global practices and national experiences, with the aim of understanding the main policy areas of the Guidelines and giving them practical effect at country, sector and local level.

6 April 2020

en Green jobs for sustainable development: Concepts and practices

es Empleos verdes para el desarrollo sostenible: Conceptos y prácticas

2 December 2019

en Energy transition: Perspectives and opportunities for the world of work 2019

This course will provide a conceptual framework for the creation of more and better jobs through the transition to sustainable and clean energy. It will equip participants with the knowledge and understanding of the employment creation potential and the skills required for a transition to sustainable and clean energy and the skills required, as well as concrete strategies for decent work promotion in the sector, from both public and private-sector perspectives. This will include the sharing of national experiences and approaches to managing sustainable energy transitions in rural and urban areas.

11 November 2019

en Promoting green jobs and business opportunities in the waste sector

Cities and towns, particularly in developing countries, send excessive volumes of waste to dumpsites and landfill every year. Resources which are lost to the local economy. Sustainable waste management is increasingly regarded as an opportunity to unlock new livelihoods and job opportunities; promote social inclusion; and upgrade the quality of existing jobs of both women and men. Achieving many of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires improved waste management. This requires that the jobs in waste prevention, reuse, recycling and recovery are decent jobs.

This course provides an exciting opportunity to join the conversation and tap together into the potential for decent work promotion and green business development across the waste hierarchy, with a focus on waste collection; reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing; sorting and recycling; as well as reduction at source.

14 October 2019

en Global Academy on the Green Economy

Organized in conjunction with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), this learning event is designed to build capacities for the promotion of inclusive green economies that create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and protect the environment.

es Academia Global sobre la Economía Verde

Organizado en colaboracin con la Alianza para la Accin sobre la Economa Verde (PAGE), este evento de aprendizaje tiene como objetivo el fortalecimiento de las capacidades y competencias en materia de promocin de economas verdes inclusivas que generen ingresos y empleos, reduzcan la pobreza y la desigualdad y protejan el medio ambiente.

fr Académie Mondiale sur l'Économie Verte

Organis en collaboration avec le Partenariat pour l'action en faveur d'une conomie verte (PAGE), cet vnement d'apprentissage a pour objectif de dvelopper les capacits de promotion des conomies vertes inclusives qui gnrent des revenus et des emplois, en rduisant la pauvret et les ingalits, et protgent l'environnement.

7 May 2019

Creating a sustainable future of work and a just transition towards blue economy in African island states

Creating a sustainable future of work and a just transition towards blue economy in African island states

Creating a sustainable future of work and a just transition towards blue economy in African island states

18 March 2019

es Empleos verdes para un desarrollo sostenible: conceptos y prácticas

El objetivo de este curso es dar a conocer los conceptos fundamentales relacionados con la generación de empleos verdes como parte de la contribución del mundo del trabajo al desarrollo sostenible, a través del análisis de herramientas, literatura seleccionada y prácticas en curso.

18 March 2019

en Green jobs for sustainable development: concepts and practices

An interactive e-learning opportunity to master the 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.