Geneva, 20 April, 2009

The International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched a six week open course on Green Jobs focusing on the socio-economic impacts of climate change which will target primary stakeholders in the world of work such as trade unions, employer representatives, and government agencies including ministries of labour, environment and planning.
The six week course which combines distance learning, preparatory work and a face to face slot in Turin, Italy from 22 to 26 June, responds to the growing interest form ILO constituents and donors, following a successful pilot training for about 20 participants representing countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Eastern Europe that took place in February 2009, to which the UNITAR Climate Change Programme was invited to conduct a training session on climate change adaptation in practice.
This course which will cost about EUR 2,500 per participant will focus on the socio-economic impacts of climate change, with particular attention to the world of work, the terms adaptation and mitigation and on how to manage the transition to a low carbon economy.
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 Organization of Employers (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.
Interested persons can enroll directly by visiting the Green jobs website and download the nomination form, and send the duly filled-in form to
For more information on the Green Jobs Pilot training please visit: