Greening of industries in the EU: Anticipating and managing the effects on quantity and quality of jobs

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All jobs will be affected as the EU moves to a green economy: new jobs will be created and some will be eliminated, but most existing jobs will be transformed. To ensure a socially responsible transition towards high-quality green jobs, concerted efforts by governments, emplRead more
All jobs will be affected as the EU moves to a green economy: new jobs will be created and some will be eliminated, but most existing jobs will be transformed. To ensure a socially responsible transition towards high-quality green jobs, concerted efforts by governments, employees, employers and other stakeholders are crucial in anticipating and managing this process. The research carried out in this study examined green business practices and greening processes aimed at mitigating climate change – if radical mitigation measures are not taken in time, adaptation could eventually prove impossible. The study had two main objectives: to provide an overview at both sectoral and cross-sectoral level in the EU of the effects of greening on the quantity and quality of jobs in 10 sectors (automotive, chemicals, construction, distribution and trade, energy, furniture, nonmetallic materials, shipbuilding, textiles and transport); and to analyse good practice examples of the anticipation and management of green change at company level in these sectors.

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    Greening of industries in the EU: Anticipating and managing the effects on quantity and quality of jobs

    All jobs will be affected as the EU moves to a green economy: new jobs will be created and some will be eliminated, but most existing jobs will be transformed. To ensure a socially responsible transition towards high-quality green jobs, concerted efforts by governments, employees, employers and other stakeholders are crucial in anticipating and managing this process. The research carried out in this study examined green business practices and greening processes aimed at mitigating climate change – if radical mitigation measures are not taken in time, adaptation could eventually prove impossible. The study had two main objectives: to provide an overview at both sectoral and cross-sectoral level in the EU of the effects of greening on the quantity and quality of jobs in 10 sectors (automotive, chemicals, construction, distribution and trade, energy, furniture, nonmetallic materials, shipbuilding, textiles and transport); and to analyse good practice examples of the anticipation and management of green change at company level in these sectors.

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    La ecologización de las industrias en la UE: Anticipación y gestión de sus efectos sobre la cantidad y calidad de los puestos de trabajo - Resumen

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    Eurofound
    La transición hacia una economía ecológica en la UE transformará el modelo de trabajo a medida que las empresas apliquen prácticas orientadas a reducir su contribución al cambio climático. Para garantizar una transición socialmente responsable hacia unos puesto de trabajo ecológicos y de alta calidad, las administraciones públicas, los empresarios y los trabajadores deben anticipar y gestionar el proceso de ecologización. El presente estudio ofrece un análisis general, a nivel sectorial e intersectorial de los efectos de la ecologización sobre la cantidad y la calidad de los puestos de trabajo en 10 sectores de la UE. Además el estudio analiza ejemplos de buenas prácticas de anticipación y gestión de la transición hacia una economía verde a escala de empresa en estos sectores. Sus conclusiones indican que el impacto sobre el empleo de la transición hacia una economía verde ha sido hasta la fecha moderado y que el mayor efecto se ha producido sobre la mejora de las competencias.



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