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About the Publication
Title: Green Jobs - Impacts of a Green Economy on Employment
Authors: Klaus Jacob, Rainer Quitzow and Holger Bär
Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Published Date/Place : 2015, Eschborn, Germany
Sector: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the MENA region
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The study begins with an overview of the international debate on issues related to a green economy and the associated definitions, concepts and measurement approaches (Section 1). The role of the effects on employment in this context is then debated and various concepts of green jobs are introduced (Section 2). The subsequent section provides an overview of the central instruments for promoting a green economy and integrates them in an overall taxonomy (Section 3). More detail of the employment relevance of these instruments is given on this basis in section 4. Section 5 then discusses the role of the accompanying employment and labour market policy instruments. In section 6, the most important methods for identifying and assessing the impact of a green economy on employment are presented. The empirical studies in hand are presented on this basis and their important findings are then summarised (Section 7). A series of recommendations for action to promote employment within the framework of green economy strategies in the context of development cooperation are then discussed.
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This article is part of the RE-ACTIVATE project. RE-ACTIVATE “Promoting Employment through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the MENA Region” is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).