The paper examines the concept of the green economy, focusing on its impact on the labour market in terms of employment opportunities. The green economy is often regarded as effective both in environmental and employment terms, creating new jobs while dealing with environment protection issues, for example, climate change, pollution, emission reductions, and so on. In an attempt to identify a shared definition of ‘green jobs’, reference is made to research carried out by international institutions, such as International Labour Organization (ILO) and Cedefop, as the green economy has both political and educational implications. This is particularly true when considering the need for ‘green skills’. The paper calls for a rethinking of green issues, especially with regard to new skills requirements in the green sector. Workers, especially women, should be supported in the process of adaptation and transition, by means of policies providing on-the-job training and retraining, and participation in decision making. Social dialogue and industrial relations can play a key role in this connection, as a catalyst for change, gender equality and the promotion of green policies.
Employment Prospects in the Green Economy: Myth and Reality / Rustico, Lisa; Tiraboschi, Michele. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LABOUR LAW AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. - ISSN 0952-617X. - STAMPA. - 26 (4)(2010), pp. 369-387.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Employment Prospects in the Green Economy: Myth and Reality|
|Autore/i:||Rustico, Lisa; Tiraboschi, Michele|
|Citazione:||Employment Prospects in the Green Economy: Myth and Reality / Rustico, Lisa; Tiraboschi, Michele. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LABOUR LAW AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. - ISSN 0952-617X. - STAMPA. - 26 (4)(2010), pp. 369-387.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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