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Green jobs from a small state perspective. Case studies from Malta

This publication, realised by GEF with support of the Maltese Green foundation Ceratonia, looks into the need for developing high quality Green jobs to manage the transformation to a sustainable European economy. Malta is taken as an example for small European states, with limited resources to contribute to this transformation. Questions such as how to create employment strategies that foster a better work-life balance, increased gender equality and allow for more emphasis on leisure time, community participation and family life are a central part of this publication. The economic turmoil and the financial crisis faced by most of the European Union Member States can represent an opportunity to address the needs of the time by embarking on the ecological transformation of current production and consumption models in our societies. This transformation of the economy will entail a transformation of Europe’s employment strategies. Many of the jobs which are likely to be in demand in the fu…