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Sustainability 2015, 7(7), 9231-9250; doi:10.3390/su7079231

Employment Policies for a Green Economy at the European Union Level

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Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, "Constantin Brâncuși" University of Târgu-Jiu, Eroilor Street, No. 30, Targu-Jiu 210135, Gorj, Romania
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Economic Development and Social Sustainability Research Group (EDaSS), Department of Economic Analysis and Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus de Elviña, s/n, A Coruña 15071, Spain
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Faculty of Theoretical and Applied Economics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romana Square, No.6, Bucharest 010374, Romania
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Faculty of Management in Production and Transports, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Remus Street, No.14, Timisoara 300289, Romania
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 6 May 2015 / Revised: 26 June 2015 / Accepted: 10 July 2015 / Published: 15 July 2015
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Abstract

Sustainable economic development requires ensuring economic growth and development in terms of environmental protection by providing a bridge between sustainable economic growth, improvement in human health, social justice, employment and environmental protection. Our paper aims to study the situation of green jobs at the European Union level and the relationship between environment and employment, by analysing the link between employment and environmental policies. It highlights the main trends recorded at the European Union level in the field of employment policy to promote green jobs for sustainable economic development. Although there is little effect from environmental policies on employment, the effects are positive, which shows that the relationship between environmental and employment policy should be continued and improved by measures taken at both the macro- and microeconomic levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: employment; environment; green jobs; sustainable development employment; environment; green jobs; sustainable development
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Pociovălișteanu, D.M.; Novo-Corti, I.; Aceleanu, M.I.; Șerban, A.C.; Grecu, E. Employment Policies for a Green Economy at the European Union Level. Sustainability 2015, 7, 9231-9250.

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