Handbook on Green Growth
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Handbook on Green Growth

Edited by Roger Fouquet

Economies around the world have arrived at a critical juncture: to continue to grow fuelled by fossil fuels and exacerbate climate change, or to move towards more sustainable, greener, growth. Choosing the latter is shown to help address climate change, as well as present new economic opportunities. This Handbook provides a deeper understanding of the concept of green growth, and highlights key lessons from the experience of green transformations across the world following a decade of ambitious stimulus packages and green reforms.
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Chapter 8: Inclusive labour markets for green growth

Alex Bowen


This chapter focuses on the labour market aspect of the social consequences of green growth. It discusses the analytical frameworks that have informed past economic analyses of the potential impact of various green growth policies on labour markets and suggests possible directions for future development of models to enable better analysis of potential impacts. It then sketches some of the implications of the various frameworks for the likely distributional impacts of green growth policies. Evidence from countries’ experience with environmental policies is considered, along with empirical work on the likely future impacts of green growth policies. This leads to a discussion of how potential adverse impacts of green growth policies on workers and households can be mitigated.

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