1 ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) (2005) European Governments and Unions Assess Employment and Climate Change Synergies: a ten-month study on the impacts of climate change and carbon dioxide reduction policies upon employment and other activities in 25 EU countries conducted under the auspices of the European Agency Social Development Agency (SDA) and the European Trade Union Confederation.

2 Industrial relations refers to the rules governing relations between employers and employees (or their representatives), premised on the understanding that the needs and aspirations of both parties must be addressed and, further, that only trade unions can provide representation that is regarded by workers as authentic and reliable.

3 See Belgium's approach to buying carbon credits: indexB.htm

4 Information on what the trade unions are doing can be found at sustdev/mgroups/tu_cprofiles.

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