ILO Skills for a Greener Future

Website and Report

Expanding on the ILO’s exploration of the likely job impacts by 2030 of keeping the rise in global temperature below the 2°C ceiling set by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, this is the first global study to analyse the implications of the transition to low-carbon and resource-efficient economies for skills, gender and occupations (Based on 32 country studies).

ACTRAV Policy Brief on Just Transition

Policy brief

The transition to a carbon-neutral economy will affect every aspect of how we produce goods, provide services, move around and consume. The Paris Agreement (UNFCCC 2015), was a historical milestone, where nations committed themselves to transforming their development trajectories in order to limit global warming by 2100 to 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This policy brief will address the main challenges in fulfilling these goals, how just transition can work in practice and what trade unions and workers’ organizations can do.

Vivid Economics Finance For Biodiversity Green employment and Growth


UN PAGE South Africa


Knowledge repository Training & Skills Development


Global Guidance for Education on Green Jobs

Global Guidance for Education on Green Jobs - Connecting Higher Education and Green
Opportunities for Planetary Health

CoBenefits Future skills and job creation through renewable energy in South Africa


South Africa: boosting the employment potential of an inclusive low carbon economy


In South Africa, the ILO provides capacity building opportunities for green jobs creation.

Growing green – Fostering a green entrepreneurial ecosystem for youth


In this report we assess the capacity of entrepreneurial ecosystems in ten countries (Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Zambia, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka) to foster young green entrepreneurship which can make economic development more sustainable while reducing youth unemployment and poverty. Through case study analyses and a sample of more than 30 expert interviews, we cover the perspectives of key stakeholders–primarily business development services (BDS) providers, youth and social entrepreneurship experts, followed by government representatives and entrepreneurs themselves.

‘Working on a warmer planet: The impact of heat stress on labour productivity and decent work’


This report shows the impact of heat stress on productivity and decent work for virtually all countries in the world. It presents innovative solutions based on social dialogue to promote occupational safety and health for the most vulnerable groups of workers.