Employment Trends

Green Jobs

Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion.

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Green jobs assessment reports

At the request of its constituents, the ILO has developed assessment methodologies to develop result-oriented strategies for green enterprises and green job applicable at national and sectoral levels. These assessments review the scope and investment needs for green sector development, the creation and expansion potential of sustainable enterprises and value chains and the national and sectoral needs for skills for green jobs. The results of the assessments feed into the formulation of national policies that support the creation of decent work and green jobs in the transition to the green economy.


Methodologies for assessing green jobs

This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

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Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries: A Practitioner’s Guide

The knowledge of how the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy will affect employment, especially underlying job movements, is vital to informing policy, yet there are few comparable studies for developing countries. As part of the ILO’s Global Green Jobs Programme, this guide provides practical solutions to help fill these information gaps.

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Green jobs in Mexico

This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.

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Green jobs assessment: Mauritius

This report provides an assessment of existent and potential green jobs in major economic industries of a small island developing state: Mauritius. It aims to inform and shape the Maurice Île Durable (MID) project, which was launched in 2008 with the objective to make Mauritius a world model of sustainable development.

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Estimating green jobs in Bangladesh

The report summarizes the main findings of a study on the scale and distribution of green employment in the economy of Bangladesh.

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Study on green employment in China

This study presents both the current situation and potential for green employment in China, as well as results of surveys conducted in eight companies in the power

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Green Jobs Assessement in Lebanon

The study comprises four assessments in the sectors of energy, building and construction, agriculture and waste management in Lebanon.

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Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip

The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges of promoting sustainable construction in the Gaza Strip and explores ways to promote green jobs.

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Empregos verdes no Brasil: quantos são, onde estão e como evoluirão nos próximos anos

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