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What We Can Learn From California's Failed Green Jobs Plan

The Daily Signal, 31 Aug 2015 - The program has created a tenth of the jobs it was supposed to create.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 31, 2015 11:29 PM |
Innovative technology helps Lumileds clinch top green building award

Eco-Business, 31 Aug 2015 - Lumileds Singapore’s facility has won the coveted BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Existing Buildings – the first for an existing manufacturing plant here – thanks to an innovative technology by Barghest Building Performance.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 31, 2015 11:22 PM |
Japan backs Clark Green City dev’t

The Philippine Star, 27 Aug 2015 - The Japanese government will aid the Philippines in developing the 9,450-hectare Clark project envisioned as the first disaster-resilient and green city in the country.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 27, 2015 11:54 PM |
House panel approves ‘Green Jobs’ bill

Business Mirror, 27 Aug 2015 - THE chairman of the House Committee on Labor over the weekend said the panel has approved and endorsed for second reading a measure seeking to open job opportunities in the field of green technology and environment conservation.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 27, 2015 11:52 PM |
Water Nobel winner seeks water rights for people

The Third Pole, 27 Aug 2015 - Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh of India speaks exclusively to on the eve of the award ceremony and says water should be saved from the corporate world.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 27, 2015 11:29 PM |
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Academy on Rural Development: Towards Decent Work in the Rural Economy from 12 to 23 October 2015 ITC/ILO Turin (Italy)

Rural economies contribute significantly to employment and economic growth in many countries, however, are often characterized by significant decent work challenges. The ILO’s approach to rural poverty is to increase the overall resilience of rural communities through the Decent Work Agenda. This Academy provides an opportunity to be exposed to a range of integrated approaches, tools and training packages with the objective to achieve decent work for all towards sustainable, inclusive and thriving rural economies. The two-week programme consists of a combination of: · cutting-edge topics discussions facilitated by ILO, other UN Agencies and leading international experts; · structured knowledge-sharing opportunities; · elective workshops offering additional insight into specific subjects, testing tools and training packages; · study visits to innovative rural initiatives. The Academy is offered in English, French and Spanish and it will be a great opportunity to network with other professionals with different profiles: government officials, representatives of employers and workers’ organizations, ILO staff, donor agencies and international organizations staff, representatives of enterprise, universities and civil society organizations The participation costs are € 3500, covering tuition fees, training material, study visits, medical, insurance, board and lodging at the Turin Campus. Travel costs are not included. For online application, please go to: Deadline for registration: 4th September, 2015 For more information, contact us at:

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Aug 07, 2015 01:25 AM |
Sustainable Consumption Guide for Policy Makers: Debunking Myths and Outlining Solutions (Asia Edition)

Part 1: Why is Sustainable Consumption Important in Asia? Provides an overview of current issues related to sustainable consumption, links these to the Asian context and frames the nature of the policy problem. Part 2 highlights some of the most common myths around sustainable consumption that need to be confronted and explores how they affect sustainable consumption policies and practice in Asia. Part 3 consists of thematic solutions briefs with potential policy approaches to ensure more sustainable consumption patterns in Asia. Part 4 is a recommended reading list more broadly on sustainable consumption, with relevance to Asia and the Pacific.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 22, 2015 03:48 PM |
Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Labour Economics for Development (BLENDED)

This M.Sc. is a response to the need for more diverse expertise in the design and evaluation of policies in which international labour standards and fundamental rights at work go hand-in-hand with job creation and productive employment. It is intended to prepare participants to become experts in designing, analysing and evaluating policies that place employment at the heart of economic, social and development policy-making. The course will combine rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods with an emphasis on what constitutes an appropriate policy, legal and institutional framework for employment and decent work in different development contexts.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 19, 2015 12:13 PM |
The Labour, Human Health and Environmental Dimensions of E-waste Management in China

This research paper examines the labour, human health and environmental dimensions of e-waste management in China, analyzing both the formal and informal sectors. It identifies the needs for synergizing policies and measures concerning environmental pollution control and labour protection in e-waste management.

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 15, 2015 01:57 PM |
Green Jobs Mapping and DySAM Analysis in Indonesia

Workshop on Greening the Economy: Its impact on growth, employment and CO2 emissions: A Green DySAM Analysis

Posted by Narissara Chandravithun at Jun 09, 2015 02:15 PM |
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