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Sebastiano Sabato, Boris Fronteddu

A socially just transition through the European Green Deal?

The aim of this working paper is to provide a preliminary assessment of whether the European Green Deal constitutes a suitable policy framework to combine environmental and economic objectives with the pursuit of social fairness, thus ensuring a just transition towards more sustainable economies and societies. Such an assessment appears... Find out more

Towards a just transition: coal, cars and the world of work

The role of trade unions and social dialogue is key in demonstrating the major differences between coal-based energy generation and the automobile industry. This book presents two faces of a just transition towards a net-zero carbon economy by drawing lessons from these two carbon-intensive sectors. The authors regard just transition not as an... Find out more

Climate change and trade union issues

SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe SEER, Volume 22 (2019), Issue 2, ISSN: 1435-2869, ISSN online: 1435-2869, Browse Volumes and Issues: SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe Find out more

Phasing out coal – a just transition approach

This working paper examines what a Just Transition to a Greener but employment-rich and egalitarian economy might look like. It examines the employment structure the European economy with a focus on the coal sector in the light of European Union commitments to phase out coal and argues that policymakers should devise a specific plan for the sector. Find out more

From Paris to Katowice: the EU needs to step up its game on climate change and set its own just transition framework

This Policy Brief examines implications of the EU’s targets for reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for labour markets. The brief argues that, given the enormous challenges, an equitable transition to a zero-carbon economy should be given higher priority and a clear allotment of EU financial resources.In order to fulfil the COP21 targets... Find out more

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February 02, 2021

Edito#70: New hope from the other side of the Atlantic

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the new American president has given the world reason to hope that the US will re-join the global effort to tackle climate change. And indeed, in his very first days... Find out more

November 20, 2020

GreenReads: US elections analysis – Covid and climate policies - IEA Renewables Report 2020

Voices on the US Elections Here are a few of the most interesting commentaries and analyses we found on the outcome of the US elections and its impact on workers and the Green New Deal. MIT Technology... Find out more

November 20, 2020

Social partners and the European Green Deal

The ETUC adopted a resolution on the European Commission's new EU Adaptation Strategy (as part of the European Green Deal). The key demands state that the Strategy should: address the impact that... Find out more

November 20, 2020

Work time reduction and the climate crisis

In her recent talk during a conference on working time reduction and climate crisis, Professor Juliet Schor from Boston College emphasised that it is impossible to sufficiently decarbonise – say... Find out more

November 20, 2020

The race to zero-carbon: how credible?

In recent months, several of the world biggest carbon-emitting countries have joined the European Union in a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 (Japan, South-Korea) or 2060 (China). All in... Find out more