Opportunity in Green Jobs for Youth: Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge: Apply by 31 Jan

Launching now: The ILO Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge

The energy sector powers economies and sustains jobs. It also generates approximately two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions. If the Paris Agreement goals are to be met, the energy transition needs to accelerate and reach a tremendous scale. There will be substantive employment and social impacts that need to be anticipated and planned for. Overall, it is estimated that the energy transition will deliver net job gains.

The shift to sustainable energy requires innovative solutions and breaking with business as usual, while ensuring that the transition is just and leaving no-one behind. While innovation is needed, the scalable solutions are hard to identify and  do not always reach the people who may benefit most. The ILO is dedicated to finding and accelerating such innovations. Therefore, the ILO is now launching the Just Energy Transition Innovation Challenge. The challenge will identify, enhance, test and disseminate high-potential policy ideas and solutions that promote a just transition for all, breaking from business-as-usual.

The ILO will select 3 winners amongst the proposals and solutions submitted. All 3 winners will benefit from technical assistance equivalent to the value up to 50.000 USD. They will be linked up with experts through ILO’s Just Transition Innovation Network and gain global visibility allowing them to present their innovative ideas to potential partners and the public.

For more information, deadlines, and eligibility criteria’s go to: climateaction4jobs.org/innovation-challenge




  • International Labour Organization (ILO)


Published Date

20 January 2022