17 February 2009

The International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) organized a one week pilot training under the umbrella of the Green Jobs initiative for policy makers to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to get actively involved in, and influence national policies on the employment opportunities and social aspects of a changing climate and environment.
The pilot training for about 20 participants representing countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe took place the 9- 13 February 2009, at the United Nations Staff College in Turin, Italy.
 The UNITAR Climate Change programme was invited to conduct a training session on climate change adaptation in practice and through the use of country case studies and exercises, engaged the participants in understanding how adaptation responds to the challenges of climate change in practical terms.
The Green jobs is an initiative of the International Labour Organization (ILO) , United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Employers Organization (IOE) that seeks to promote decent jobs that lead to a sustainable economy and also at the same time preserve the environment for future generations.
For more information on the Green Jobs Pilot training please visit: http://greenjobs.itcilo.org/