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E-waste disposal rules come into force
Times of India, 01 May 2012 - Rules aimed at reduction in use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment by putting the onus of e-waste ...
Greening the Brown: Decent Work for Waste Workers
The Island, 29 April 2012 - The ILO-Australia Partnership Agreement/ Green Jobs in Asia project reports on the successful application of occupational safety ...
Population growth, climate change drive need for urban rethink
AlertNet, Amantha Perera, 27 June 2012 - Experts, UN officials and activists spoke of how the world’s bulging urban population will need a bigger share of ...
Rio+20 Dialogues
The Sustainable Development Dialogues, to be held in Riocentro, between June 16 to 19, in the context of the Rio+20 Conference, is an instrument to convene ...
Rio+20 Seminar: Gender Equality is Sustainability
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without equality between women and men. This seminar organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers aims to reaffirm ...
Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments
The Rio+20 Secretariat, together with the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, has received over 700 Rio+20 voluntary commitments. ...
Scavenging for Charcoal Fuel in the Rubbish of Manila
National Geographic. "Thousands of urban slum dwellers including these in the Ulingan community in the Philippines capital of Manila (map) live amid filth and ...
Sparking greener economic growth
Matt Haskins, leader of PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions tax practice, gives a business perspective of Rio
Waste not, want not: How Dhaka gets growth from trash
Every day Dhaka’s 15 million residents produce 5,000 tons of waste. Almost half that waste is uncollected, and adds to problems with pollution, disease and ...
Waste seperation needs top priority
Value addition to solid waste collection from local government authorities could be promoted as a substantial income source, which would in turn contribute for ...
Webinar - May 10: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20
The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) was established by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable ...
WFUNA Webinar: Get Rio: Global Governance for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) is one of the two main themes of Rio+20. But what exactly does this ...
Pilot awareness training course on 'Work Adjustment for Recycling and Managing Waste'(WARM)programme
The Green Jobs Project of the ILO is being implemented in Sri Lanka from October 2010 - July 2012. The project seeks to deepen ILO constituents understanding ...
Green Jobs in Sri Lanka
This is an ILO Fact Sheet on Green Jobs in Sri Lanka.
Research Conference: Green Jobs for Asia and the Pacific - Technical Papers and Presentations
The research conference organized by ILO was held on 21-23 April 2008 in Niigata, Japan. It aimed to explore new concepts and approaches, extract lessons for ...
A Green “New Deal” for Asia? How Asia-Pacific countries are expanding the Green sector in their economies
Many Asia governments are rolling out ambitious plans to nurture 'Green-collar' jobs in their economies, from assembling hybrid cars to cultivating bio-fuels. ...
Labour and the Environment: A Natural Synergy
This publication presents examples of the application of technical expertise, of workplace participation, and of tools that promote workers’ health and safety ...
Preliminary assessment of Green Jobs in 3 sectors: Renewable energy, Waste management and Construction
The report aims to develop an inventory of which organization or agency is doing what in green jobs in the three sectors in Bangladesh; and identify potential ...
Building green dreams
At a time when the real estate sector is searching for a possible trigger, builders are zooming in on the concept of water and energy conservation. Almost all ...
Green entrepreneurs launch 'social waste management'
Young entrepreneurs of the Mumbai's Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) shared their experience of making solid waste management efficient, decentralised ...
E-waste in China - A country report
The report aims to enable better understanding of the e-waste system in China, including actors, projects, policies and other factors, and to facilitate ...
Tackling e-waste
One would think that e-waste would be an issue at Technopark given that garbage disposal itself is a major issue elsewhere in the city. Apparently it’s not– at ...
Green Business Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific Region
Green Business Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific Region Prepared within the Framework of the ILO Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific 2013
30 countries from Asia & Pacific adopt the Ha Noi 3R Declaration (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling) on Sustainable 3R Goals for Asia and the Pacific for 2013‐2023
"Representatives from the Governments of 30 countries from Asia & the Pacific, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, research ...
Rise in electronics consumption in Asia-Pacific drives the e-waste recycling market
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2013 - Asia-Pacific is considering legislations to ensure more efficient handling and disposal of e-waste.
Technical webinar: Mapping environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia
The increasing social and environmental impacts of the garment supply chain are well known and have resulted in the development of an array of initiatives, ...
Taiwan turns plastic junk into blankets, dolls
TAIPEI: Some 40 people stand ankle-deep in used plastic bottles in the yard of a recycling station in Taipei, stamping them flat in the first step of a process ...
NE China plastic bag ban drives green industry.
Eco-Business, 19 Jun 2015 - When Wang Bin heard about Jilin Province’s plan to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags, it inspired a career switch.
Waste Management in Republic of Korea
The Korean government’s “Extended Producer Responsibility” (EPR) system requires manufacturers and importers to recycle a certain amount of their products.
ILC 2013 - Presentation of the Report V (Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs) (ILO HQ, 2013)
This presentation provides a summary of the main points of the background report V.