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April 11, 2022

The United States joins the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative

The United States is joining the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative, which brings to 48 the coalition of countries that have committed to support a just ecological transition by formulating a national plan for a just transition, creating decent and green jobs.
March 22, 2022

First project of the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative launched in Senegal

The ILO, within the framework of the France-ILO partnership, has launched a project on "The social dimension of the ecological transition" in Senegal, representing the first project under the Climate Action for Jobs Initiative.
December 22, 2021

Launch of GAIN training hub for francophone countries in Africa

ILO launched the first training hub of the Green Jobs Evaluation Institutions Network (GAIN) for francophone countries in Africa.
November 1, 2021

Five things you need to know about Just Transition

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.
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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Effective climate policies can create 12 million jobs in Nigeria

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.
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.