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Factsheet for measure HR-2022-32/2760 – measures in Croatia

Information on Green Economy and Jobs

Informacije o zelenom gospodarstvu i poslovima

Country Croatia , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 01 August 2022
Context Green Transition
Type Non-binding recommendations or other texts
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Measures to support a gradual relaunch of work
Author Predrag Bejakovic (IJF) and Eurofound
Measure added 17 August 2022 (updated 10 October 2022)

Background information

Croatia prepared The Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for the Republic of Croatia for the period 2021-2030. According to this document the consequences pertaining to the transition to low carbon scenarios, the impact of the transition on the so-called classic pollutants, especially CO2 and fine particles were analyzed. The calculations show that by switching to low-carbon scenarios in 2030, the emissions of these pollutants into the air will be reduced from 9% to 32%. Reducing pollutant emissions will have a positive effect on health, especially in cities. However, one of the serious impediments to acceptance of the Green Economy and Jobs is the low level of information of a general population about these topics. Therefore, there was an urgent need to provide user-friendly information and explanation on these subjects.

Content of measure

The firm Datasmart prepared very useful informational source with many explanations in Croatian language related to the green economy and green jobs. Among others, attention is dedicated to the definition and characteristics of such economy. Furthermore, decarbonization and energy transition are explained. Moreover, the text contains information on circular economy for green jobs, where it is clarified that the new green jobs would also be created through the circular economy by recycling, increasing sustainable production and consumption, reuse and repair. The circular economy reduces the damage that occurs in terms of the planet's climate and has a direct impact on the reduced exploitation of resources to relieve the planet.

In implementation and in order to fulfil the criteria for green workplaces, the information contains the list of all the NACE activities which are classified as green and are eligible to government subsidies. Furthermore, criteria are specified for the area of green products and services. They include: a) energy from renewable sources b) energy efficiency - products and services that improve energy efficiency c) pollution reduction and elimination, greenhouse gas reduction and recycling and reuse.

Use of measure

It is difficult to estimate how many users of this information there are, but according to the interest in various grants and incentives, there is no doubt that it is significant. The information does not contain all details and specificities on grants, but in any case it can be estimated as very useful because it could improve the knowledge of business community and citizens on green economy and jobs.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Applies to all workers Applies to all businesses Applies to all citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
Company / Companies
Companies

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

Due to the nature on the measure, social partners were not included.

Views and reactions

Both social partners always fully support any measures and/or provision of information related to better environment protection and easier transfer to green economy and jobs.

Sources

  • 13 June 2022: Obrazac zelenih proizvoda ili usluga (Explanation what are green jobs) (mjere.hr)
  • 20 July 2022: Prirucnik-za-dodjelu-potpora-za-zelena-i-digitalna-radna-mjesta (Booklet for allotment green/digital subsidies) (mjere.hr)
  • 01 August 2022: What are green jobs 2022? (Što su zelena radna mjesta 2022?) (www.ostvari-mjere.com.hr)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Information on Green Economy and Jobs, measure HR-2022-32/2760 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2022-32_2760.html

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