1 Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science, Department of Environmental Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University2 Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science, Department of Environmental Science, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
An evaluation of definitions and statistics for green activitiesEn evaluering af definitioner og statistikker på grønne aktiviteter
The report reviews the different initiatives aiming to measure aspects of “green” sectors, jobs and technologies. The report discusses whether the statistics collected under the present initiatives aimed at measuring these aspects increase insights into the fundamental questions motivating the initiatives. An alternative framework is suggested, as it appears fundamentally impossible to make consistent frameworks for a division of the economy into “green” and “non-green” activities. The analysis has been carried out during the period September 2011 – March 2012 by Vista Analysis AS, Gaia Consulting Oy and University of Aarhus. The project was commissioned by the Working Group on Environment and Economy under the Nordic Council of Ministers.