United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
This interagency statement issued jointly by seven UN agencies calls upon all stakeholders involved in the infrastructure lifecycle to support an integrated approach to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure to accelerate the SDGs and 2030 Agenda.
This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation, productivity, as well as employment status, informal employment and working poverty.
Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN), International Labour Organization (ILO)
Tools such as statistical databases and economic models are needed to quantify, qualify and project social and employment outcomes of policy options. This Training Guidebook from the Green Jobs Assessment Institutions Network (GAIN) supports countries to develop their own statistical databases, economic models and knowledge to make employment projections for national development planning centered on promoting decent work.
This policy brief addresses the main challenges of the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. It outlines how the just transition can work in practice and what trade unions and workers’ organizations can do to support the achievement of global climate and sustainable development goals.
This paper reviews debates and practice around the conventional and alternative measures of economic well-being. Evaluating the major contending measures – the Genuine Progress Indicator, Human Development Index, Happiness/life evaluation index, Happy Planet Index, the OECD’s Better Life Initiative dashboard – the paper argues that the GPI is the only indicator that incorporates care for human beings and care for the environment in a single framework and is therefore best suited to guide policy in responding to the major challenges of our time – rising inequality, climate change, environmental destruction.
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), International Labour Organization (ILO)
Employment Situation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Environmental sustainability and employment in Latin America and the Caribbean analyses the performance of the region's labour markets in 2017 and presents multiple policy proposals to promote decent work and labor-driven environmental sustainability.
This report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018. Its shows that adaptation measures to climate change, such as investment in adaptation infrastructure can create jobs and protect workers and income. Social protection, entreprise development and skills policy are necessary to maximise the positive effect of the transition to a climate resilient economy.