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.

December 1, 2022
Transportation by pirogue. Region of Mawlamyaingyun, Myanmar.

Blog: Climate action is about people, not just numbers

Central to “leaving no one behind” is ensuring that workers in high-carbon sectors have every opportunity to transition to jobs in the new green economy.
November 17, 2022
Group photo of the launch of the Green Jobs for Youth Pact at COP27

Launching the Green Jobs for Youth Pact at COP27

On 9 November 2022, the ILO, UNEP, and UNICEF/Generation Unlimited launched the ambitious "Green Jobs for Youth Pact" at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
July 20, 2022

Mauritania joins the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

Mauritania is joining the UN’s Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, which brings to 49 the coalition of countries that have committed to support a just ecological transition by formulating a national plan for a just transition, creating decent and green jobs.