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Our figure of the month 11/2021: Share of electric cars in all passenger cars

Electric cars are the most discussed topic for the future of mobility. Almost all well-known German vehicle manufacturers are planning to switch to electric vehicles in production over the next few years. Federal and state subsidy…

Employment development of selected business sectors in 2020 (change Dec. 2020 vs 2019, in total and in %)

Our figure of the month 10/2021: Hospitality, tourism and personal service industries with highest employment declines in 2020 due to pandemic

Loss of labour force continues to slow turnover recovery. Employment gains in online retailing, parcel delivery services and the IT sector, among others.

The pandemic has not only led to a drop in turnover in the tourism, hospitality and…

Activities of the CRED project presented at the FMM conference in Berlin

The Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) hosted the 25th FMM Conference: Macroeconomics of Socio-Ecological Transition in Berlin at the end of October. Dr. Markus Flaute, Dr. Anett Großmann and Frank Hohmann presented…

IRENA report published: 12 million jobs in the renewable energy sector in 2020

The eighth edition of the report Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review was published yesterday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the report, the number of renewable energy jobs worldwide reached 12…

Climate action as an employment driver – new study on the employment effects of more ambitious climate action

The study, commissioned by Greenpeace, provides a literature review on the effects of a transition towards a green economy on the labour market. Both current effects on employment generated so far and projections up to 2030 from a variety…

New Policy Briefs published in the CRED project

Using the macroeconomic models developed by GWS for Kazakhstan and Georgia as part of the CRED project, CRED-trained modellers implemented climate change effects and calculated initial adaptation measures. The results have now been…

Our figure of the month 09/2021: Trade flows between EU and MERCOSUR countries

After 20 years of negotiations between the EU and the MERCOSUR countries (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguas and Paraguay), agreement was reached on the trade part of the agreement on June 28, 2019. Ratification is still pending, but if the…

Our figure of the month 08/2021: Organic farming

The German government's climate strategy aims to double the share of organic farming in Germany from 10.3% today (2020) to 20% in 2030. This is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from this sector. Between 0.4 and 1.2 million…

Our figure of the month 07/2021: The Dependency Ratio

The pension system in Germany is financed on a pay-as-you-go basis. In very simplified terms, this means that statutory pensions are paid from the gross wages of employees subject to social insurance contributions plus an employer's…

GWS at the ECCA 2021, the 5th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference on June 7th

Christian Lutz will be panelist in the Webinar on “Climate action exchange – sharing knowledge and experience of what works across the EU” (07.07.2021, 13:30-16:00). He will share and discuss results and experiences from the GIZ-CRED…

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