The circular jobs monitor


Before policymakers can tap into the potential of the circular economy for the labour market, they first need evidence as to what these jobs will look like, as well as the magnitude of this potential. The circular jobs monitor is an online tool that gathers, displays, and keeps track of changes to exactly this evidence over time.

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CIRCULAR JOBS IN BELGIUM

SEPTEMBER 2019

The report Circular Jobs in Belgium provides insight into the nature and amount of jobs in the country’s circular economy. The research, supported by the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation, presents a baseline measurement on employment in the Belgian circular economy.

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The role of municipal policy in the circular economy, Investment, jobs and social capital in circular cities

JUNE 2019

This report explores the connection between municipalities pursuing circular economy policy and investments in circular business that create jobs. In order to maximise the benefits for society of the circular economy, municipalities can employ a series of regulatory, economic and soft instruments. Municipal circular policies, especially strategy, targets, loans and subsidies, are conducive to generating employment.

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Modelling Strategy and Net Employment Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: A Meta-Regression

JUNE 2019

This paper features a meta-analysis of the empirical literature on the net employment effects of renewable energy. It finds that the reported conclusions on net employment effects are to a large extent driven by the methodology that is applied, and that policy reports have a greater tendency to report a positive net employment effect than academic studies.

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The heterogeneous skill-base of circular economy employment

FEBRUARY 2019

This paper features a meta-analysis of the empirical literature on the net employment effects of renewable energy. It finds that the reported conclusions on net employment effects are to a large extent driven by the methodology that is applied, and that policy reports have a greater tendency to report a positive net employment effect than academic studies.

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Circular Jobs & Skills in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

DECEMBER 2018

This report showcases an analysis of the circular labour market of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. Where the circular economy of Amsterdam is knowledge intensive and excels in digital technology applications and designing for circularity, the wider region complements this with more jobs in repair activities.

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Circular Jobs, Understanding Employment in the Circular Economy in the Netherlands

MARCH 2017

In this report, Circle Economy and EHERO present a standardised and replicable methodology to measure and monitor circular jobs. In 2015, 8.1% of all jobs were circular, with most circular jobs to be found in lifetime extension and digital technology. The analysis finds significant regional discrepancies between the urban cores and peripheries.

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Find other publications and articles on employment in the circular economy on Circle Economy's knowledge hub.

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