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Green Economy Report North Rhine-Westphalia 2015

Management Summary

Boasting about 4.7 % of North Rhine-Westphalia's economic output, the green economy already plays a more important role in the market than conventional key industries, such as machine engineering, automakers and the chemical industry. As a multi-sector industry, it does comprise some of the former activities, which is why the green economy does offer opportunities for established enterprises in a variety of sectors and simultaneously paves the way for innovative start-ups in a wide range of markets.

North Rhine-Westphalia's green economy is growing. From 2009 to 2012, it added 5.4 % more jobs than the overall economy of North Rhine-Westphalia. The aim of this Report is to zoom in more closely on the green economy as an economically important multi-sector player in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Green Economy Report North Rhine-Westphalia 2015 is introducing a new approach to achieve this: For the first time, the green economy of a German state is described comprehensively on the basis of official economic statistics data. A new classification system was developed and we furthermore generated a database containing about 10,000 companies that are active in North Rhine-Westphalia's green economy. Hence, the Report delivers the first complete status quo report for North Rhine-Westphalia's green economy.

Autor: Oliver Lühr, Jannis Lambert, Jutta Struwe, Julius Kreißig, Joachim Liesenfeld (RISP GmbH), Marcus Bloser (IKU GmbH)

Kunde: Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Production of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Jahr: 2015

Typ: Study

Bereich: Energy & climate protection