The impact of climate policy measures on the Austrian labour market

What are the consequences for the labour market if measures are taken to prevent from climate change and/or to adapt to climate change?" This is the central question to be answered within a project - commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection in Austria. Various climate policy measures (e.g. energy-efficient building refurbishment, switch to public transport) are analysed with regard to their impact on labour demand and CO2 savings. The (economy-energy-environment) model for Austria of the GWS is used to calculate the scenarios and to quantify the (socio-)economic, energetic and environmental consequences up to the year 2030.

The project is carried out jointly with Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) from Austria.

Großmann, A., Wolter, M. I., Hinterberger, F. & Püls, L. (2020): Die Auswirkungen von klimapolitischen Maßnahmen auf den österreichischen Arbeitsmarkt. ExpertInnenbericht, Osnabrück, Wien.