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Senate passes bill granting perks to companies that offer ‘green jobs’

Senate passes bill granting perks to companies that offer ‘green jobs’

The Senate of the Government of the Philippines on Monday, February 1, passed on third and final reading a bill granting incentives to the companies that provide “green jobs”, jobs that contribute substantially to the preservation and conservation of the environmental and natural resources.

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COP21: ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work

COP21: ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work

As the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement the ILO welcomes the recognition of the role of decent work in the transition.

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How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

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Green Business Booklet

Green Business Booklet

The booklet has been developed to supplement the Start and Improve your Business (SIYB) programme, India, with the support of the Green Jobs Programme - Asia and the Pacific. It utilized ILO SIYB family of products as references and was completed by a task force.

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A new business model for palm oil?

A new business model for palm oil?

The recent haze in Southeast Asia has sparked renewed calls for alternatives to palm oil products. The resource efficiency of palm oil compared to other vegetable oils. Image: The Guardian

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New Course on Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

New Course on Women’s Entrepreneurship Development

The International Training Centre of the ILO is pleased to announce a new course from 14–18 December 2015, ITC-ILO Turin (Italy).

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Climate change: business risk or opportunity?

Climate change: business risk or opportunity?

As governments and customers start asking more specific questions about a company’s sustainability and emissions performance, those that can answer them are likely to have a distinct advantage. Image: Shutterstock

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Now climate change is affecting jobs NGOs need to nurture 'green-skills'

Now climate change is affecting jobs NGOs need to nurture 'green-skills'

A report shows extreme weather is affecting youth unemployment in south-east Asia. Is training the answer? Photograph: Martin Godwin

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Getting women actively involved in climate change mitigation

Getting women actively involved in climate change mitigation

Why have so many climate change mitigation projects developed in Asia, but so few featuring women as agents of change or in productive roles? SNV Renewable Energy sector leader Dagmar Zwebe offers an analysis. Image: ADB Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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U.N. Taps Private Sector to Fund Development, Advocate Social Causes

U.N. Taps Private Sector to Fund Development, Advocate Social Causes

When the United Nations seeks outside financial assistance either for development needs or to advocate social causes, it invariably turns to the private sector these days.

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IKEA: Going 100% renewable makes “good business sense”

IKEA: Going 100% renewable makes “good business sense”

Ikea has committed to producing as much clean energy as it consumes at its retail stores and factories.

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How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

How does big data help sustainability campaigns?

"Whether it is reducing food waste, increasing recycling, or promoting energy efficiency, the ability to collect and analyse big data can deliver a huge boost to any sustainability effort."

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Boost renewable energy targets to grow green jobs.

Boost renewable energy targets to grow green jobs.

Solar home systems and cheap local grids are playing a growing role in supplying unmet demand for power in households.

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Ecological restoration generates 220,000 jobs.

Ecological restoration generates 220,000 jobs.

Economic activities that help restore the natural ecosystem are generating more jobs than extractive industries, according to a new study. Image: Shutterstock

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Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2015

Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2015

IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015 reports significant employment milestones in several renewable energy industries, including 2.5 million jobs in solar photovoltaics, 1.5 million jobs in large hydropower, and 1 million jobs in wind energy.

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7.7 Million Renewable Energy Jobs Worldwide In 2014

7.7 Million Renewable Energy Jobs Worldwide In 2014

IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2015 reports significant employment milestones in several renewable energy industries, including 2.5 million jobs in solar photovoltaics, 1.5 million jobs in large hydropower, and 1 million jobs in wind energy.

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What skills does a sustainable Asia need?

What skills does a sustainable Asia need?

As climate change and reducing emissions climb to the top of the policy agenda, what type of jobs and opportunities will this lead to, and how can Asia ensure it has the right skills?

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Crafting Malaysia’s roadmap to a green(er) economy.

Crafting Malaysia’s roadmap to a green(er) economy.

Group picture of the International Workshop on Employment Implications of Environment & Climate Change-Related Measures and Policies (May 5-6, 2015) PICC, Kuala Lumpur

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Green Jobs Malaysia Project

Green Jobs Malaysia Project

Now Available Online-Resources from International Workshop on Employment Implications of Environment & Climate Change-Related Measures and Policies.

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ITC new courses on Youth Employment!

ITC new courses on Youth Employment!

Click the photo for more information and other available courses.

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