Employment Research Brief

Greener growth, just transition, and green jobs: There's a lot we don't know

This research brief reviews some of the most recent literature on green growth, green jobs and a just transition with a view to identify some of the main knowledge gaps and areas for future research.

Greener growth, a just transition and green job creation figure prominently in the global agenda today. However, we do not yet have a full understanding of the likely employment impacts of different policy options. This brief presents the result of a review of the recent green growth literature with a view to summarize existing evidence on employment impacts from green growth and just transition policies, suggesting where evidence is scarce and thus pointing to future areas for investigation.