Ding Jing

The project investigates what sustainability transformation of society would mean in relation to employment possibilities and labor market policies. It aims to propose a new concept of ‘green labor market policy’ as a sustainable alternative to traditional productivity-oriented labor market policy. It seeks to define policy solutions to tackle the ‘environment VS job’ dilemma: to avoid situations where new jobs are created without considering their environmental consequences, and where carbon-intensive jobs are curbed without renewing the social security systems. The project’s results can be used to develop more universal, sustainability-oriented labor market policy measures, and more inclusive, climate-adjusted social security net that allows job seekers to pursue a more sustainable occupation.