Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

26 March 2015

Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment - edie.net

There are many claims and counter-claims about whether green growth creates or destroys jobs. But fully assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created,or may be created in the future. This policy brief argues for a greater focus on indirect channels, taking into account a country’s particular economic structure and labour market institutions.

This policy brief considers how this situation can be improved. First, it reviews some of the attempts to offer a statistical definition of green jobs, emphasising the importance of accelerating the development and application of an internationally agreed statistical framework. &nbsp;The policy brief then discusses efforts to assess the impact of some specific green policies on jobs.


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