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The Environment and Employment : Should Waste Policies Encourage More Labour Intensive Options ?

Objective

The objective is to characterize the feasibility and efficiency of policy measures (policy instruments and incentives) able to promote employment in waste management. In particular the scope for governmental intervention to encouraging private agents to adopt labour intensive options is examined.

The research project is based on a number of case studies. It covers waste management in four sectors - municipal waste, packaging waste, hazardous waste and motor-vehicle waste and four countries - France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The research consists of the following:

(i) a survey of the general employment prospects in post-consumption activities (PCA);

(ii) an identification of the competing technological and organizational PCA options;

(iii) an assessment of the micro-economic features of PCA, in particular the labour content;

iv) an analysis of the impact of the different PCA options on industry competitiveness, employment, and the environment;

v) the feasibility and efficiency of public intervention aimed at encouraging private agents to adopt labour intensive PCA options.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
France

Participants (2)

NOMISMA - SOCIETA DI STUDIA ECONOMICA P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Maggiore 44
40125 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Mantell Building
BN1 9RF Falmer - Brighton