Title: Eco-industry, its size, employment, perspectives and barriers to growth in an enlarged EU 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: European Union 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Final report, August 2006 
Author 1/Producer: European Commission, DG Environment 
Other Authors/Producers: Ernest & Young 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: European Commission 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/enveco/jobs/index.htm#_Toc24 ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.6 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->management&admin
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Soil-->Soil Overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
 
Short description: As defined by the OECD and Eurostat, eco-industries are “activities which produce goods and services to measure, prevent, limit, minimize or correct environmental damage to water, air and soil, as well as problems related to waste, noise and eco-systems. This includes technologies, products and services that reduce environmental risk and minimize pollution and resources”. The sectors fall into two general categories, pollution management and resource management. Data on eco-industries in the European Union (EU) remain incomplete for most sectors. The items presented below are based on the best available information at the time of the study as well as on estimates when necessary. The goods and services provided by eco-industries represent approximately 2.2% of GDP in the EU-25 area. The largest national markets for eco-industries are France and Germany which taken together account for 49% of total turnover in 2004. The three following countries (UK, Italy and the Netherlands) represent together another 24% of the EU-25 total expenditures. The 10 new member states represent only 5.7% of total turnover, of which half for Poland alone. 
Long description: Contents Executive Summary; PART I; 1. Eco-industries in an enlarged EU - an overview; 1.1 Introduction and definitions; 1.2 Eco-industry structure; 1.3 Size of the eco-industry; 1.4 Market drivers and main competitiveness factors; 2. Recommendations to support the development of eco-industries; 2.1 Supporting eco-industry market growth; 2.2 Improving the competitiveness of eco-industries; PART II; 3. Review of statistical data on eco-industries in 2004 – a demand-side perspective; 3.1 Objectives and definitions; 3.2 Methodological approach for data collection and processing; 3.3 Consequences of data quality and methodological choices on data significance; 3.4 Main results; 4. Assessment of the competitiveness and of the future developments of the sectors – supplyside perspective; 4.1 Air Pollution Control; 4.2 Waste Management; 4.3 Remediation & Clean up of Soil and Groundwater; 4.4 Noise and Vibration Control; 4.5 Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment; 4.6 Environmental Monitoring & Instrumentation; 4.7 Renewable energy production (except wind power generation); 4.8 Renewable energy production – wind power generation; 4.9 Eco-construction; 4.10 Public Environmental Administration; 4.11 Private Environmental Management; 4.12 Environmental Research and Development; 4.13 Nature Protection; 5. Business cases; 5.1 Waste management sector; 5.2 Water supply and wastewater management sectors; 5.3 Environmental monitoring and instrumentation sector; 5.4 Wind power generation sector; 5.5 Eco-construction sector. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
 
Link to News Items(s):   New DG Environment Report: Eco-industry, its size, employment, perspectives and barriers to growth in an enlarged EU
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