This book provides guidance on how to estimate the actual and potential level of economic activity and number of jobs related to the environment in a developing country context. It is intended to be generic in its application (i.e. relevant to a wide range of countries) and therefore flexible enough to accommodate different sets of economic and environmental conditions. The guide has been developed as part of an ILO-funded project led by GHK that mapped green employment in Bangladesh. That study will be published as the first of a series of papers, each looking at a different country. These country studies should be seen as companions to this guide. They give detailed information on how methods set out here have been applied. A researcher who is considering a study for her or his country should therefore consult the country studies as well as this document. The project process involves agreeing a detailed working definition of “green jobs”, and quantification of the direct and indirect employment linked to green growth (e.g. through input–output (I-O) coefficients and modelling). It is intended that further testing and development through application in other countries will help to improve the depth and breadth of the guidance over time. Download Publication
Attempting to put sustainable development into practice will mean that ordinary people all over the world must benefit. This will change attitudes and encourage more investment in innovation and job creation. All countries have a responsibility but developing countries , in particular could benefit greatly by not making the same mistakes as others.
Here is a publication which focuses on the potential for creating ‘green jobs’
Assessing Green Jobs Potential in Developing Countries- A Practitioner’s Guide, ILO