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Eloi Laurent

From welfare to farewell

This working paper is intended to shed light on a pressing issue: the apparent growth-dependency of European welfare states at a time of weak growth prospects and strong criticisms of growth. Indeed, while the notion of going beyond GDP growth is gaining momentum in the European Union, as elsewhere, and seems rational and desirable to a growing... Find out more

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

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September 13, 2021

GreenReads: Hydrogen – Macroeconomic impacts of climate policies

Hydrogen – hope or hype? One of the most controversial issues in the context of decarbonising our economy, is the debate on the use of hydrogen. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe... Find out more

September 13, 2021

Social partners on the "Fit for 55" package

IndustriAll acknowledges that climate change is already happening and that the future of EU industries must be climate neutral. At the same time, it notes that the `Fit for 55` package launched by the... Find out more

September 13, 2021

The Emissions Trading Scheme proposal explained: changes and challenges ahead

In July, the European Commission unveiled the first part of its Fit for 55 package. The centrepiece of this package is a proposal for a revision of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), accompanied... Find out more

September 13, 2021

Putting out the fire with a hose: the ECB’s new action plan against climate change

On 8 July, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank announced its new monetary policy strategy, which included an 'ambitious climate change action plan' to be implemented and further... Find out more

September 13, 2021

IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report on climate change

This is “Code Red for humanity” said the UN’s Secretary-General after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) on... Find out more