(29 May 2017) – Today marks the start of the 17th annual EU Green Week. This year the focus is on green jobs.
EU environmental policies are creating green jobs and contributing to economic and social growth across the EU and across sectors. This Commission’s flagship policies such as the Circular Economy package or promoting the Paris Climate Agreement create significant employment opportunities.
This Green Week will give a voice to companies making that green transition. From construction to renewable energy to profitable recycling, enterprises will illustrate the mainstreaming of green jobs. European employers’ organisation, big and small, public and private and European Trade unions will show their support and commitment.
The Week opens today in Malta and closes on Friday in Essen Germany, Europe’s Green Capital for 2017.