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Environment Technologies and UK Productivity - EB01008

This study aims to identify, analyse and synthesise evidence on the potential contribution that environmental technologies can make to UK productivity, in order that policy makers can facilitate the design and delivery of appropriate policies that stimulate the development and uptake of environmental technologies. The research will assess the ways in which environmental technologies can affect productivity and its drivers, as well the potential impact they have on generating employment and jobs. It will also examine the firm and sector characteristics that are mostly likely to be associated with the relationship between environmental technologies and productivity.

This study will employ a thorough review of academic and other relevant literature, coupled with consultations with key stakeholders among policy makers and regulators, industry stakeholders and research organisations. While the literature review will seek to provide empirical evidence on the impact of environmental technologies on productivity and jobs, it will be effectively supplemented by views of stakeholders who are closely engaged with policy design, development and implementation.

The project is expected to commence during early November 2006 and be completed by March 2007, with interim reporting in December 2006.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Environmental Technologies and UK Productivity   (807k)
• Other : Summary Review Statement   (169k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2007

Cost: £47,713
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Environmental Stewardship              
Environmental Impact              
Environmental Performance              
Sustainable Development              
Sustainable Production