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May 18, 2021

Climate Action for Jobs initiative launches in Africa

ABIDJAN (ILO News) – Government ministers joined workers’ and employers’ organizations as well as labour and environmental experts to launch the Climate Action for Jobs initiative in Africa.
September 2, 2020

The Board of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative holds its first meeting

4 September 2020
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

Greening with jobs learning forum

30 November – 4 December 2020
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

10 December 2019
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

20 September 2019
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.
September 18, 2019

UN Secretary-General announces new Climate Action for Jobs initiative; urges countries to join

18 September 2019
The initiative provides a roadmap for ensuring that people’s jobs and well-being are at the centre of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.


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.