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in the circular economy

THE ROLE OF MUNICIPAL POLICY IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY: INVESTMENT, JOBS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL IN CIRCULAR CITIES

june 2019
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The role of municipal policy in the circular economy, Investment, jobs and social capital in circular cities

JUNE 2019

This report explores the connection between municipalities pursuing circular economy policy and investments in circular business that create jobs. In order to maximise the benefits for society of the circular economy, municipalities can employ a series of regulatory, economic and soft instruments. Municipal circular policies, especially strategy, targets, loans and subsidies, are conducive to generating employment.

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Modelling Strategy and Net Employment Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: A Meta-Regression

JUNE 2019

This paper features a meta-analysis of the empirical literature on the net employment effects of renewable energy. It finds that the reported conclusions on net employment effects are to a large extent driven by the methodology that is applied, and that policy reports have a greater tendency to report a positive net employment effect than academic studies.

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The heterogeneous skill-base of circular economy employment

FEBRUARY 2019

This paper features a meta-analysis of the empirical literature on the net employment effects of renewable energy. It finds that the reported conclusions on net employment effects are to a large extent driven by the methodology that is applied, and that policy reports have a greater tendency to report a positive net employment effect than academic studies.

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Circular Jobs & Skills in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

DECEMBER 2018

This report showcases an analysis of the circular labour market of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Where the circular economy of Amsterdam is knowledge intensive and excels in digital technology applications and designing for circularity, the wider region complements this with more jobs in repair activities.

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Circular Jobs, Understanding Employment in the Circular Economy in the Netherlands

MARCH 2019

In this report, Circle Economy and EHERO present a standardised and replicable methodology to measure and monitor circular jobs. In 2015, 8.1% of all jobs were circular, with most circular jobs to be found in lifetime extension and digital technology. The analysis finds significant regional discrepancies between the urban cores and peripheries.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2019

Estimating employment effects of the circular economy, IISD.

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2018

Quickscan jobpotentieel van de circulaire economie, OVAM.

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2018

Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market, European Commission.

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2017

Waste management in Europe. Good jobs in the circular economy? EPSU.

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2017

The circular economy and benefits for society, Jobs and climate clear winners in an economy based on renewable energy and resource efficiency, The Club of Rome.

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2015

Employment and the circular economy, Job creation through resource efficiency in London, WRAP.

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2014

Future Skills in Europe: Convergence or Polarisation? CEPS.

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2014

Impact of the decarbonisation of the energy system on employment in Europe, CEPS. 

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2013

kansen VOOR de circulaire economie IN NEDERLAND

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