Green Jobs, Definitional Issues, and the Employment of Young People: an analysis of three European Union Countries

Adam Sulich , Małgorzata Rutkowska , Łukasz Popławski


This article considers intertwined issues relating to the green economy, protected areas, green jobs, and the Environmental Goods and Services Sector (EGSS). The article discusses the most common approaches towards greening economies, all these being based on the concept of sustainable development, and presents an analysis of how green jobs can be used to address the issue of unemployment among young people in Poland, the Czech Republic and Belgium. Data were compared for selected groups in the European Classification of Economic Activities (NACE). It is observed that in both Poland and Belgium around 15% of young people find their first employment in the green jobs sector, but in the Czech Republic, the proportion is far lower (1.83%). It is concluded that an increasing emphasis on building the green economy provides excellent employment opportunities for young people seeking their first job.
Author Adam Sulich (BM / DoSaMM)
Adam Sulich,,
- Department of Strategy and Management Methods
, Małgorzata Rutkowska - Wrocław University of Science and Technology (PWr)
Małgorzata Rutkowska,,
, Łukasz Popławski - Cracow University of Economics
Łukasz Popławski,,
Journal seriesJournal of Environmental Management, ISSN 0301-4797, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Article number110314
Keywords in EnglishEcodevelopment, European Public Goods, Green Jobs, Protected Areas
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 2305 Environmental Engineering; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law; 2311 Waste Management and Disposal
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.726; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 4.865 (2) - 2018=4.962 (5)
Citation count*4 (2020-08-07)
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UwagiThe project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the programme “Regional Initiative of Excellence” 2019–2022 project number 015/RID/2018/19 total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN.
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