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Green Economy Observatory «GEO»

Climate change today is the subject creating one of the major interests among the government officials, think-tank organisations, academia, industry and civil society around the world. And as the debates about climate change adaptation and mitigation heats up, major investments are taking place in green technologies and in building environmental friendly infrastructure.

There is a need to closely examine the ongoing notable shift from high to low carbon and more sustainable economies. For this purpose, the Green Economy Observatory (GEO) has jointly been established by the Association for International and Comparative Studies in Labour Law and Industrial Relations at Marco Biagi Centre for International and Comparative Studies, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy and EOSD.

The Observatory aims to monitor current trends and short and long term outlook in reference to:

  • The emergence of the green economy;

    Impact of green economy on labour market - the shifting of jobs from traditional industry to green industry and the emergence of new occupations - the green collar jobs;

  • Capacity building programs that are contributing in greening the human capital; and

  • The latest innovations in environmental sector that have the potential of playing a key role in our transformation to low carbon and more sustainable economy.

The Observatory contributes in creating a better understanding of green economy for policy makers, industry, labour market professionals, academic institutions and other relevant stakeholders.


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