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Umweltschutz: hohes Beschäftigungspotenzial in Deutschland


  • Jürgen Blazejczak
  • Dietmar Edler


Unternehmen und Staat setzen erhebliche Ressourcen für den Umweltschutz ein. Dies spiegelt sich in der Entwicklung der Zahl der Beschäftigten, die direkt und indirekt für den Umweltschutz tätig sind. Im Jahr 2006 arbeiteten mit knapp 1,8 Millionen Personen rund 4,5 Prozent aller Erwerbstätigen für den Umweltschutz. 2002 waren es noch knapp 1,5 Millionen. Ein erheblicher Teil dieses Zuwachses ist dem Ausbau erneuerbarer Energien zuzurechnen. In der aktuellen Wirtschaftskrise trägt der Umweltschutz zur Stabilisierung der Beschäftigung bei. Mittel- und langfristig zeichnen sich auf den Exportmärkten ein starkes Wachstum und ein zunehmendes Beschäftigungspotential ab.

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  • Jürgen Blazejczak & Dietmar Edler, 2010. "Umweltschutz: hohes Beschäftigungspotenzial in Deutschland," DIW Wochenbericht, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research, vol. 77(10), pages 2-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwob:77-10-1

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    Environmental Protection Activities; Environmental Employment;

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    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access


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