Towards a Greener Economy : The Social Dimensions

International Labor Office
http://www.brookings.edu/research/books/2012/towardsagreenereconomy

This report aims to promote a clearer understanding of the nature of the green economy and its implications for labor markets, especially the reallocation of jobs from high- to low-polluting sectors.

The report demonstrates that a double dividend in terms of increased decent work opportunities and a greener economy is possible, provided that complementarities among environmental, economic, and social policies are adequately exploited. It discusses the green policy measures that EU countries are currently undertaking, with a view to identifying any gaps in the policy mix. It also presents model estimates on the likely transmission mechanisms arising from these measures.

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