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EGSS accounts in Austria

Measuring Progress on the “Greening” of the Policies and Practicies

Chavannes-de-Bogis, 14.-15. May 2014

Applying the EGSS: International and National Perspectives

Josef Behofsics

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I) Definition - Examples

II) Number Crunching – Statistics - Development

III) Importance – Relevance – Future Activities

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What do wemeasure:

  • Technologies, goods and services that:
  • measure, control, restore, prevent, treat, minimise, research and sensitiseenvironmental damages to air, water and soil as well as problems related to waste, noise, biodiversity and landscapes. This includes “cleaner” technologies, goods and services that prevent or minimise pollution.
  • measure, control, restore, prevent, minimise, research and sensitiseresources depletion. This results mainly in resource-efficient technologies, goods and services that minimise the use of natural resources.

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Whatis NOT included:

  • •Technologies, goods or services where the main purpose is not environmental (e.g. public transport: main purpose is mobility)
  • •Natural risk management activities like flood risk
  • •Integrated technologies and adapted goods that already meet the national standard
  • •Environmental Trade - to avoid double counting concerning suppliers and distributors (overestimation of turnover)
  • In Austria the green jobs in environmental trade WERE estimated ex tempore to meet political needs, not any more

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Dimension of EGSS 2012:

173.702 Green Jobs

4,8% of total employees

35,831 Billion Euro environmental turnover

11,7% of GDP (respectively)

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Shares in %

70

65,0

60

52,9

47,1

50

40

35,0

Environmental Activities

30

RessourceManagement-

20

Activities

10

0

Green Jobs 2012

Environment SectorTurnover 2012

RelationshipbetweenEnvironment Protectionand Ressource Management Activities2012

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Developmentsince 2008 in %

+15,4

15

10

+8,6

5

+3,6

+1,9

0

Environment Sector

GDP

Jobs

Green Jobs

Turnover

Environment Sector

Austria (EntireEconomicSector)

Development of Environmental Sector 2008 – 2012 in Relationshiptothe Overall Economy

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Environment Technology Sector 2011

(Productionwithout Service Sector)

  • Statistics since 1993 continuously
  • 2011: 390 environmental technologies companies
  • Turnover increased more than five times since 1993, to € 8.2 billion
  • Important subsectors: biomass, solar (cooling), water, waste
  • € 6 billion exports, i.e. 4 times increase from 1997 to 2011
  • Environmental technology jobs: 28,600 persons
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Masterplan Green Jobs 2010

Focus ofthe Masterplan Green Jobs

AgricultureandForestry

Environment Technologies andRenewableEnergy

Tourism

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Prioritiesofthe BMLFUW

Green Jobs (intendedincreasefrom170.000 to 200.000 in coming 4 year)

Green Economy

Green Export

Green Europe

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Statistical Adaptations

  • TransparencyofMethodologies
  • Comparabilitywithother National Institutions
  • Comparability on International Level
  • „Living List“ (Addingnewsectors, eg. publictransportation)
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