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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
Image of Climate Action for Jobs launch event on a mobile phone and laptop

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
A smiling woman in Lagos, Nigeria

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.

Stories

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.