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
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 ETECH Center in Karlsruhe, Germany.
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.
GSFN is a membership-based global initiative that brings together financial institutions and other stakeholders committed to the advancement of sustainable finance.