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Matteo Mandelli

Mapping eco-social policy mixes for a just transition in Europe

Just transition is becoming an increasingly popular concept to address the social consequences of industrial decarbonization, which EU countries have committed to pursue through the European Green Deal. These consequences include increasing redundancies – especially in carbon-intensive firms – and losses of income and well-being in marginalised... Find out more

Bence Kiss-Dobronyi, Dόra Fazekas

Modelling the decarbonisation of energy intensive industries in the EU

The main aim of the analysis is to provide evidence on the labour market and economic impacts of different decarbonisation pathways for the basic metals, chemicals and minerals sector, as a part of EII, and for the wider economy, considering also the expected effects of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). The E3ME macroeconometric model... Find out more

Wolfgang Schade, Ines Haug, Daniel Berthold

The future of the automotive sector

This battery study analyses the ramping-up of lithium-ion battery cell production in Europe. It outlines lithium-ion battery technology, the value chain, location factors, the innovation system and the employment effects. The report aims to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Europe as a location and its global role in... Find out more

Mauro Pucheta, Ana Belén Sànchez

Just transition in the Global South

Policy recommendations Latin America will be amongst the regions most affected by climate change. Nevertheless, countries in this region strongly rely on resource extraction and carbon-intensive activities for economic development. Robust green and just-transition policies are crucial to achieving regional and global climate targets, for which... Find out more

David Natali, Michele Raitano, Giulia Valenti

Pensions and the green transition: policy and political issues at stake

Pension policy has gone through an intense period of reform over the past few decades. However, further changes are likely to take place in the near future. Major global trends, not only population ageing but also globalisation, technological innovation and climate change, are going to shape socio-economic and labour organisation and influence... Find out more

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September 15, 2022

National responses to protect end-users from surging energy prices

Since early 2021, global oil prices have doubled, coal prices have nearly quadrupled and European natural gas prices have increased almost seven-fold. Spiralling inflation has sparked a cost-of-living... Find out more

September 15, 2022

GreenReads: IEA World Energy Employment Report - Energy transition or energy descent?

IEA World Energy Employment Report On 8 September, the International Energy Agency published its first comprehensive report on jobs in the global energy sectors. The World Energy Employment Report... Find out more

September 15, 2022

Trade union papers and positions on the energy crisis

The ETUC on the energy crisis At the end of June, the ETUC’s Executive Committee adopted a resolution on the energy price crisis. This resolution points out that the skyrocketing prices of oil, gas... Find out more

September 15, 2022

The promise and perils of Biden’s climate policy

The recent Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is properly recognised as the largest climate policy in US history. In this short essay I will first summarise and comment on its provisions, then outline the... Find out more

September 15, 2022

Climate-induced migration

Can you imagine being displaced in your own country because of abnormal heavy rainfall or prolonged droughts? According to the UNHCR, every year more than 20 million people leave their homes because... Find out more