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On the links between employment policies and environment policies

Commission staff working document on the links between employment policies and environment policies.
Brussels, 17.11.2005
SEC(2005) 1530

The purpose of this working document is to:

  1. Summarise the technical relationships between employment policies, including social inclusion, and environment policies.
  2. Provide examples of good practice in exploiting synergies or minimising tensions.
  3. Illustrate the policy relevance of further exploring the links.

This is done because where links exist then environmental and employment policies can potentially be more than the sum of their parts. Environment policies can contribute to employment objectives. In turn, employment policies can help achieve environment policy objectives.

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