Innovation

Fostering innovation for high-impact solutions

ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge

The energy sector powers economies and sustains jobs. Still, 85% of the world's energy mix comes from fossil fuels. Clearly, such a shift cannot be handled through business as usual. We need innovative and collaborative approaches. Therefore, the ILO will be launching its first ever Just Energy Transition Challenge in December, 2021.

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How will we respond to future challenges?

The challenges of connecting decent work and climate change are complex. They cannot be solved with linear problem-solving processes. Stakeholders cannot succeed alone.

Delivering a just transition requires a vision-oriented network of innovators ready to develop responses that break with business-as-usual.

That’s where the Just Transition Innovation Facility comes in.

What is the Just Transition Innovation Hub?

The Innovation Hub provides a space to source high-potential ideas and turn them into effective scalable solutions.

It will rely on multidisciplinary approaches and leverage a diversity of perspectives from a spectrum of stakeholders. It will dive into challenges and identify high potential solutions, strengthening them to deliver impact.

News and Stories

Find out what is happening and hear the voices of those engaged in a just transition. The initiative amplifies important messages about decent work and a just transition as key drivers of climate action.

May 18, 2021
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Climate Action for Jobs initiative launches in Africa

Government ministers joined workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as labour and environmental experts to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative in Africa.
April 27, 2021
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Effective climate policies can create 12 million jobs in Nigeria

A year-long study into the links between employment and the environment in Nigeria concluded that well-designed climate policies can boost the national economy and create 12 million job opportunities by 2035, while also slowing carbon dioxide emissions.
September 2, 2020
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The Board of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative holds its first meeting

Representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, the United Nations Executive Office, a development bank, and the ILO will hold the inaugural meeting of the International Advisory Board to provide strategic direction to the Initiative.