01-03 October 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
ILO, 30 Oct 2014 - Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.
Huffington Post, 26 Sep 2014 - If setting an example could make states and their leaders do the right thing, then the United Nations might be on the right track. A few years ago, the UN Secretary General ordered that heating be reduced in the winter and the air conditioning thermostat be raised in the summer -- on a recent July day at the UN Cafeteria the temperature was hot enough to brew tea. The UN Environment Program (UNEP) relies upon solar energy to power its HQ in Kenya. In several of its monitoring and peacekeeping operations around the globe the UN has sought to maximize efficiency and minimize its carbon footprint - most armies do not list environmental conservation as a top priority. This week, UNSG Ban Ki-moon joined global citizens in what has perhaps unexpectedly become the largest climate change march ever. But the example and message, at least up until now, appear to be largely illusory when it comes to securing substantive agreement/treaty between states to effectively counter the relentless advance of climate change.
In a continent that is starved for energy and infrastructure, it is an enigma that India’s markets for energy efficiency have yet to take off. The authors of the report spent several months researching and debating this issue with stakeholders in India and around the world.
This background brief provides a summary of the latest news, activities and events from the ILO Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific up to September 2013.
Plan commissioned this research report in order to investigate the potential for green skills training in four countries: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The research has sought to identify the existing provision of green skills training in each of these countries and the sectors in which green skills gaps are likely to occur in the future.
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