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New study entitled "Green Jobs: Employment Effects of a Green Economy"

Germany's development agency, GIZ, has awarded the FFU a contract for a study to evaluate existing empirical evidence on employment effects of the transition to a Green Economy.

News from Jul 10, 2013


The transition to a Green Economy is linked to hopes for the generation of additional Green Jobs. Existing empirical evidence on possible employment effects of a Green Economy is still limited, however. The study provides an overview  of the international debate on Green Jobs, and evaluates the existing empirical evidence on quantitative and qualitative employment effects of the transition to a Green Economy, particularly in developing and emerging countries. Moreover, it analyzes the recommended policies and measures for promoting the transition to a Green Economy and assesses their expected employment impacts. On that basis, it formulates recommendations for the promotion of Green Jobs within the context of international development cooperation.


The project is funded by the GIZ and led by Klaus Jacob. Holger Bär and Rainer Quitzow are additional members of the project team.