European Emissions Trading System (ETS) – Calculations on the regional employment impact of ETS installations

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Available languages : English
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Date : 12/08/2021

The overall objective of this assignment was to calculate the regional employment impact of EU ETS installations in NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 regions in the EU-27, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and the UK. The core task of this study was to develop a new database that would include information on EU ETS installations gathered from different data sources (the European Commission, the Orbis company database, and Eurostat).

While the study mainly focuses on the number of people employed by the EU ETS installations in the regions, it also sheds light on other policy-relevant angles, for example, it also analyses the employment of EU ETS installations in the context of economic activities pursued or the amount of greenhouse gas emissions emitted in the regions.

The main information on 17 535 installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System was provided by the European Commission. The categories of data provided included identification information of installations, their activity type, and emissions-related data.