This report was prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentina G20 Presidency in 2018. Its shows that adaptation measures to climate change, such as investment in adaptation infrastructure can create jobs and protect workers and income. Social protection, entreprise development and skills policy are necessary to maximise the positive effect of the transition to a climate resilient economy.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The study Green Economy Assessment Report: Ghana provides comparative scenarios for future growth that estimates economic, environmental and social impacts. It provides recommendations on how greening the agriculture, energy and forestry sectors can catalyze a transition to a green economy in Ghana.
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), University of Leeds, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
Through this paper, the author builds an equilibrium search and matching model of an economy with an informal sector and rural-urban migration to analyze the effects of budget-neutral green tax policy (raising pollution taxes, while cutting payroll taxes) on the labour market.
Large public investments in clean energy technology arguably constitute an industrial policy. One rationale points to market failures that have not been corrected by other policies, most notably greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on oil.
The 21st century faces two defining challenges: the first is to avert dangerous climate change and a deterioration of natural resources which would seriously jeopardize the quality of life of present and future generations. The second is to deliver social development and decent work for all.