European Commission presents new measures and employment opportunities for the green economy
Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, commented on the Employment Package as presented today as follows:
''If Europe does not step up its green economy efforts, we risk losing an immense source of quality jobs. This is the very clear message from the European Commission today. Last month, European leaders called for agreement to be reached on the Energy Efficiency Directive by June. The directive is a unique opportunity. If we water down our efforts on energy efficiency, we water down the job potential as well. In the ongoing negotiations, Member States carry a big responsibility to ensure Europe makes the most of this opportunity.''