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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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New findings from Nigeria reveal that effective climate policies can create 12 million jobs

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.
August 28, 2020
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Greening with jobs learning forum

This Forum provides an opportunity to share good practices, knowledge and experiences and be inspired to create sustainable and decent work opportunities in sectors with high potential for green jobs creation, such as building and construction, waste management, and agriculture.
December 10, 2019

Climate Action for Jobs Initiative launched by UN Secretary-General and ILO Director-General

Launched at the COP25 in Madrid, the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative is designed to support countries in implementing their national climate action commitments, while ensuring that jobs, well-being and a just transition remain at the heart of climate responses.
September 20, 2019

Importance of decent jobs, just transition to be highlighted at UN Climate Action Summit and General Assembly

ILO Director-General will promote decent work and a ‘just transition’ to greener economies, when he joins world leaders for the UN Climate Summit and UN General Assembly in New York.

Stories

A network of outstanding individuals, from government officials to youth groups, is working to become champions of climate action for jobs.

Through these stories, we aim to amplify messages about just transition as a key driver of climate change. The Initiative seeks to create positive change around:

  • How people think
  • Lives and livelihoods
  • Our natural environment

Check back soon for success stories from the Initiative.