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The Jobs Potential of a Shift Towards a Low-Carbon Economy


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The greening of the labour market will create new opportunities for workers, but also new risks that could undermine political support for green growth policies. Accordingly, labour market and skills policy should also seek to maximise the benefits of green growth for workers while assuring that unavoidable adjustment costs are shared fairly. This report aims to provide guidance for how best labour market and skill development policy can contribute to a fast, efficient and fair transition to a low carbon and resource efficient economy, particularly in developed countries. This paper represents the final OECD report for the European Commission project on “The jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy” (VS/2010/0618 – S12.576453).

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  • Oecd, 2012. "The Jobs Potential of a Shift Towards a Low-Carbon Economy," OECD Green Growth Papers 2012/1, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:envddd:2012/1-en

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    1. Valeria Costantini & Francesco Crespi & Elena Paglialunga, 2017. "The Employment Impact Of Private And Public Actions For Energy Efficiency: Evidence From European Industries," Departmental Working Papers of Economics - University 'Roma Tre' 0227, Department of Economics - University Roma Tre.
    2. Eva Rievajová & Andrej P?ívara, 2015. "Trends in the evolution of employment and challenges in its growth in the Slovak Republic," Proceedings of International Academic Conferences 1003954, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.
    3. Roman Klimko, 2015. "Labour market developments in Visegrad countries," International Journal of Social Sciences, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, vol. 4(4), pages 16-29, November.
    4. Oguz Basol, 2016. "Classic or Modern? Enhancement of Job Satisfaction Scale for Green Job Workers," Management, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 11(2), pages 103-122.

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