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Senate passes bill granting perks to companies that offer ‘green jobs’

05 Feb 2016 - Manila Bulletin, The Senate on Monday, February 1, passed on third and final reading a bill granting incentives to the companies that provide “green jobs”, jobs that contribute substantially to the preservation and conservation of the environmental and natural resources.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Feb 05, 2016 07:55 AM |
China's environment in 2015: a year in review

Eco- Business, 29 Dec 2015 - This year saw China introduce bold new regulation to tackle its environmental crisis. But can these laws be enforced effectively?

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 29, 2015 10:33 AM |
How Kiribati manages the impacts of climate displacement through labour migration

ILO, 21 Dec 2015 - The ILO estimates that there are more than 150 million migrant workers in today’s world. Climate change may increase this number in the coming years, raising the need for improved migration management as exemplified by the small Pacific island nation Kiribati.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 21, 2015 10:48 AM |
ILO welcomes new climate change agreement committing nations to a just transition and the creation of decent work

ILO, 18 Dec 2015 - As the world moves to implement the Paris Agreement the ILO welcomes the recognition of the role of decent work in the transition.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 16, 2015 10:55 AM |
Renewables poised to surge after Paris Agreement

Grist, 16 Dec 2015 - Thanks to new policies, investment, and technology, we might be entering the beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 16, 2015 08:22 AM |
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FAO's Work on Climate Change, United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015

This booklet presents the key messages of FAO on climate change and food security. It includes a synthesis of the most recent support provided by FAO to countries to face the impacts of climate change. It also brings together the most relevant knowledge on climate change including tools and methodologies FAO can offer to countries to report on their greenhouse gas emissions coming from the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 29, 2015 11:12 AM |
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Guidelines for a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

The Guidelines are both a policy framework and a practical tool to help countries at all levels of development manage the transition to low-carbon economies and can also help them achieve their INDCs and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The Guidelines are designed to create decent work on a large scale and ensure that social protection exists where needed. They also include mechanisms for social dialogue among governments, workers and employers' organizations throughout policymaking processes at all levels.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 18, 2015 12:00 AM |
The State of the City Climate Finance 2015

There is a window of opportunity to build climate-smart cities in developing countries, which account for 90% of urban growth. "The State of the City Climate Finance" report, released at COP 21, highlights the challenges these countries face and proposes both innovative and traditional solutions.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM |
Overview of Green Business: Enabling Policies and Private Sector Examples

Overview of Green Business: Enabling Policies and Private Sector Examples focuses on the ecological sustainability of economic development and the key role that both governments and the private sector have to play in harnessing its potential for inclusive and sustainable development for all.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 17, 2015 12:00 AM |
Green Business Booklet

The latest ILO Green Jobs publication- "Green Business Booklet", is a part of the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) family of products and Green Jobs packages in Asia and the Pacific. It is a supplementary booklet that will help entrepreneurs in setting up green businesses and in greening existing businesses. It will also outline the important role of an entrepreneur in addressing dual of this document’s challenges of climate change and unemployment.

Posted by Shristee Lamsal at Nov 13, 2015 12:00 AM |
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Watch our latest video on COP21: "We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director
At a COP 21 side event, Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director Field Operations and Partnerships, explains that while moving to a sustainable economy will have profound implications for the world of work, with the right policies in place, many tens of millions of jobs can be created.
"We should not fear the transition to a green economy" - ILO Deputy Director
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