There is a consensus in Europe that reversing climate change is the overall policy priority for the coming decades. Yet while Europe has set itself ambitious targets, the policy framework at the European level is fragmented, ambiguous, incomplete and uncoordinated. The seventh and final ETUI Policy Brief European Economic and Employment Policy in 2010, written by ETUI Senior researcher Béla Galgóczi, considers the implications of this contradiction with regard to the understatement of the employment impacts of the needed climate change policies.

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