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Sustainability Issues: Green Jobs

This study aims assess the likely impacts of current climate change policy on the composition, quality and quantity of employment. This will include short-term transitional impacts, for example from investment in new technologies, as well as longer-term trends. Having gained a better understanding of these impacts, the study will then consider the possible effects of policies aimed at meeting the challenges the labour market faces from large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The project is a collaboration between CE, IER and GHK, with IER leading on the assessment of the effectiveness of current labour market and other policies in easing the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the assessment of possible new policy combinations that might ease the transition. IER will also play a major role in analysing the quantitative and qualitative results and drawing policy-based conclusions to provide recommendations to strengthen the implementation of the European Employment Strategy.