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Main Milestones
The Ocean Conference
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
Start of CSD
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
Our Common Future
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low‐Carbon World
UNEP, ILO, 2011
by: United Nations Environment

This report assembles evidence for existing green jobs and presents estimates for future green employment in the key economic sectors of renewable energy, buildings and construction, transportation, basic industry, agriculture and forestry. The report indicates that a global transition to a low‐carbon and sustainable economy can create large numbers of green jobs across these sectors and become an engine for development. Current green job creation is occurring in both developed and developing countries.The report defines ‘green jobs’ as work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development, administrative, and service activities that contribute substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality. Specifically, but not exclusively, this includes jobs that help to protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumption through highefficiency strategies; de‐carbonize the economy; and minimize or altogether avoid generation of all forms of waste and pollution. However, the report also acknowledges that there will be winners and losers and public policy should seek to minimize disparities. Forward‐thinking government policies will be indispensible, including subsidies, carbon markets,tax reform, regulatory tools and targets, feed‐in tariffs, eco‐labeling, R&D investment, and international aid.