01.07.2011

Information on Green Jobs - Europe’s environmental and economic future

The DG Employement, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission promotes the development of green jobs.

More than 20 million European jobs are already linked to the environment in some way – and as the EU gears up for a greener future that figure is only going to increase.

The EU is committed to growing the economy while protecting the earth and its precious resources. It has signed up to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and wants to see a 20% increase in the market share of renewable energy – the aim is to achieve these targets by 2020.

Read more about the European policy on green jobs.

Download also the EU publication Towards a greener labour market – The employment dimension of tackling environmental challenges.