(04 July 2019) – Today the Commission has published the 2019 edition of its yearly Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) review. It highlights that tackling climate change can be a driver for growth and jobs.
In light of global long-term trends such as ageing, globalisation, technological transformation and climate change, the 2019 ESDE is dedicated to the theme of sustainability.
The report shows that tackling climate change and preserving growth go hand in hand. It sets out a number of policy options that are able to preserve the EU’s competitiveness, sustain growth and spread its benefits to the entire EU population and future generations, while pursuing an ambitious transition to a climate-neutral economy.
The 2019 review also confirms the continued expansion of the EU’s economic activity, with new record levels in employment and an improving social situation.