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

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4 February 2013
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Gaušas, Simonas

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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

    Author(s): 
    Gaušas, Simonas

    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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  • Executive summary

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    ef12481
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    Tendenza favur l-ambjent tal-industriji fl-UE: Tbassir u ġestjoni tal-effetti fuq il-kwantità u l-kwalità tal-impjiegi - Sommarju Eżekuttiv

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    Eurofound
    It-tranżizzjoni lejn ekonomija favur l-ambjent fl-UE ser tibdel l-impjiegi hekk kif in-negozji jimplimentaw prattiki sabiex inaqqsu l-kontribut għat-tibdil fil-klima. Sabiex tkun żgurata tranżizzjoni soċjalment responsabbli lejn impjiegi ta' kwalità għolja favur l-ambjent, il-gvernijiet, l-impjegaturi u l-ħaddiema għandhom ibassru u jiġġestixxu l-proċess favur l-ambjent. Dan l-istudju jipprovdi ħarsa ġenerali lejn il-livell settorjali u trans-settorjali fl-UE tal-effetti tal-ambjentaliżmu fuq il-kwantità u l-kwalità tax-xogħlijiet f'10 setturi. Janalizza wkoll eżempji ta' prattika tajba tat-tbassir u tal-ġestjoni tat-tibdil favur l-ambjent fil-livell ta' kumpanija f'dawn is-setturi. Isib li l-evidenza disponibbli tissuġġerixxi li s'issa l-impatt tat-tendenza favur l-ambjent fuq l-impjiegi kien wieħed moderat u li l-ikbar impatt kien fuq l-iżvilupp tal-ħiliet.



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