Birgit Kraemer (2009.09.18): "Greening the European Economy: responses and initiatives by Member States and social partners",
The economic stimulus packages, which are a comprise by the Christian-Democratic and Social-Democratic government, provide some incentives for energy reduction and climate protection, , but an increase in green jobs is not a specific objective. Whereas the Confederation of German Trade Unions has some years of history in conceptualising ecological industrial restructuring and green job creation, currently, as of May 2009, there are no new major initiatives by neither the trade unions nor the employers’ organisations to promote green jobs.