EC-IILS Joint Discussion Paper Series No. 10

Defining "green": Issues and considerations

The paper involves in the discussion about proper “green” definitions and attempts to give meaning to the terms “green economy”, “green policy” and “green job” for the purposes of the joint EC-ILO study. The paper goes beyond a direct application to the study by providing a review and a discussion of the various definitions of “green” that have been suggested by governments, organizations and the policy literature. Similarities and problems are elaborated and some conclusions on how to move forward are derived.