EC-IILS Joint Discussion Paper Series No. 15

Green stimulus measures

The main purpose of this discussion paper is to examine the variety of green stimulus measures that EU Member States as well as other countries such as the U.S., China, the Republic of Korea and Japan have implemented in response to the recent global economic crisis. The paper presents a definition and the most common types of green stimulus measures. Furthermore, detailed analysis of the types of stimulus measures reported by countries, with a specific focus on measures designated as “green” is provided. Additionally, tax-related measures and government spending in various programs are examined. Finally, the paper discusses the size of green stimulus measures and explores their employment impacts.