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Report of the Special session on "Sustaining the future with Green jobs" (ILO, 2011)
The report of the side event on Green jobs at the ILO 15th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) held from 4 to 7 December 2011 in Kyoto, Japan.
Da Nang tackles waste treatment
Japanese experts yesterday urged central Da Nang City to apply advanced technology for waste treatment to help the city deal with overloaded dumps, fulfilling ...
Circular economy could bring 70 percent cut in carbon emissions by 2030
The Guardian, 20 Apr 2015 - The circular economy offers opportunities to boost jobs and tackle climate change, according to study on Sweden by The Club of Rome.
The European Union and South Africa in dialogue regarding green jobs, decent work and a just transition
Creating green and decent work is a common goal for both the European Union and South Africa.Trade Unions from these regions met the 12th and 13th of February ...
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, ...
Opportunities and Challenges for a Just Transition in the Pacific
Event led by ADB, with ILO delivering the key messages from the Working Group on Decent Work and Just Transition meeting of the 3rd November, and the Pacific ...
Singapore to produce electricity from water sludge, food waste
Bernama, 22 Jun 2015 - PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, and Anaergia Pte Ltd (Anaergia) announced on Friday the commencement of Singapore’s first ...
Apple Pledges To Go Green
Gurufocus, 20 Apr 2015 - After having a brilliant run in the market for past some quarters, Apple (AAPL) now looks toward expanding its environmental efforts ...
Adani Enterprises Plans to Build India’s Largest Solar Park
Bloomberg, 12 Feb 2015 - Adani Enterprises Plans to Build India’s Largest Solar Park Adani Enterprises Plans to Build India’s Largest Solar Park.
Malaysian biodiesel makers seek to level playing field with Indonesia
The Star, 12 Feb 2015 - Malaysian producers of palm oil-based biodiesel will seek new incentives from their government after Indonesian makers of the biofuel ...
Study on the Potential of Sustainable Energy Financing for Small and Medium Enterprises in China
China has made significant achievements in improving its energy efficiency and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in recent years, mainly through rolling ...
Fourth Regional 3R Forum in Asia from 18 to 20 March 2013 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam
18-20 March 2013, Ha Noi, Viet Nam Venue: Calidas Landmark 72 Royal Residence Hanoi Hotel Theme: 3Rs in the Context of Rio+20 Outcomes – The Future We ...
Mega $1 billion Darling Downs solar farm approved | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific
Eco-Business, 12 Feb 2015 - Approval has been granted for Australia's biggest solar farm with developers hoping to begin construction in 2016 for the estimated ...
The impact of climate change on employment: transition management through social dialogue
ILO - 2010. The magnitude of climate change and of the ensuing changes in production systems requires us to seek solutions to meet these challenges and to ...
Cambodia National Green Growth Roadmap
ESCAP, 2009 - The National Green Growth Roadmap is produced by Cambodia for furthering development to benefit the people and conserve and restore the natural ...
Brazil Low-carbon Country Case Study
World Bank - 2011. The Brazil Low Carbon Study aims to support Brazil’s continued efforts to foster development while reducing GHG emissions. The World Bank ...
Environment and Development News
This is ESCAP's May 2011 edition of the newsletter on Environment and Sustainable Development News.
Sizing the clean economy
"The clean economy has remained elusive in part because, in the absence of standard definitions and data, strikingly little is known about its nature, size, ...
Greening Growth in Japan
This Working Paper relates to the 2010 OECD Environmental Performance Review of Japan (OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 28, OECD Publishing). "A decade of ...
Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World
UN University - 2011. This is a forthcoming Paperback book on Just Transitions from the United Nations University. "Current economic growth strategies around ...
Green Economy: Sustainable Transition in a Changing Arab World
"Green Economy: Sustainable Transition in a Changing Arab World is the fourth of a series of annual reports produced by the Arab Forum for Environment and ...
Green Economy in a Blue World
UNEP - 2012. "Healthy seas and coasts would pay healthy dividends in a green economy, according to a report released by the United Nations Environment ...
Towards a greener and fairer society
Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the ...
Sustainable Urban Energy: A Sourcebook for Asia
In light of global warming and other environmental threats, local Governments around the world have taken up initiatives in mitigation and adaptation to ...
Access to Low-carbon Technology: is there a role for Social Protection?
Report on the Expert meeting “Social Protection and Low-carbon Technology” convened by MRFCJ at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund Pocantico Center, 30 March –1 ...
Vital GEO Graphics
An electronic booklet that is based on "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)." This is one of many publications produced within the ...
Asia-Pacific Green Jobs Community Update - Issue 7
This is an update of community related activities for the first two quarters of 2012. It includes information on Green Jobs projects and programmes as well as ...
Green Jobs and Occupational Safety and Health Presentation
This presentation gives an overview of the strong linkages between Green Jobs and Occupational Safety and Health. It also draws on particular sectors and ...
Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy
A green economy is necessary if sustainable development is to be realized. According to this new released report by the ILO’s Global Green Jobs Programme, the ...
Employment Model in Renewable Energy (Solar home systems)
This is the Employment Creation Model in Bangladesh Promoting Green Jobs in Renewable Energy: Women Solar Technicians and Entrepreneurs from the Green Jobs in ...
News
Report on Estimating Jobs in the Wind Energy Sector Using Input-Output Analysis for Gujarat State, India

The report was released by NCAER in consultation with the ILO Team composed of David Kucera, Senior Economist, Integration Department, ILO Headquarters, Vincent Jugault, Senior Environment and Decent Work Specialist, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok and Hideki Kagohashi, Senior Enterprise Specialist, ILO Country Office for India.

Posted by aditi madan at Apr 26, 2013 03:43 PM |
India to double renewable energy capacity by 2017: Manmohan Singh

India plans to double its renewable energy capacity to 55,000 MW by 2017 as part of efforts to increase efficiency of its energy use."It is proposed to double the renewable energy capacity in our country from 25000 MW in 2012 to 55000 MW by the year 2017 as announced by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh inaugurating the Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial conference.

Posted by aditi madan at Apr 25, 2013 01:20 PM |
Is Going Off-Grid Really More Sustainable?

It seems to be the common view that when it comes to providing domestic housing with more sustainable forms of energy, that off-grid, decentralised production is a more environmental option. However it leads me to think that this is more a ideological view, a way of “sticking in to the man,” of not allowing the large corporations the power they want. It feels like it has been adopted from the grassroots environmentalism of small, self sustaining communities. The world consists of high density urban areas, areas that due to their huge impact arguably provide the best opportunity to make a difference.

Posted by aditi madan at Apr 12, 2013 10:34 AM |
Tata Power's Mundra UMPP creates sustainable livelihood for fishermen in Gujarat

In line with its philosophy of improving the quality of life of the communities living around its area of operation, Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Power operating the 4,000MW Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project, installed solar boat lights for the fishermen community from Modhva in Mundra's Mandvi block.

Posted by aditi madan at Apr 10, 2013 11:11 AM |
World's first solar plane to fly across US

HOUSTON: A first of its kind ultra-lightweight plane powered completely by the sun is set to fly coast-to-coast this spring. The Solar Impulse plane will stop in Dallas city in Texas during its historic cross-country journey that begins on May 1, its creators announced today. The plane, which requires zero fuel and relies solely on solar panels and battery power, would be the world's first plane powered purely by solar energy.

Posted by aditi madan at Apr 04, 2013 12:40 PM |
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