GAUK 507516 The reflection of the energy sector transformation in the labor market structure (submitted in November 2015)
|Principal investigator:||Mgr. Vědunka Kopečná Ph.D.|
|Description:||The human activity driven climate change was acknowledged already in 1992 by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the negative impacts of emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants on the global atmospheric conditions pushed the cooperation of most countries towards a common goal – maintaining the global average temperature rise under 2 °C. The achievement of this target requires to reach the emission neutrality by the end of the century. Thus, countries committed to decrease their usage of fossil fuels and replace them with renewable sources of energy, nuclear fuels or similar emission-free sources.
The transformation process itself is mainly driven by imposed environmental regulations and the proposed research focuses on examining their impacts on the labor market, e.g. rise in structural unemployment as a consequence of changes that would reshape available opportunities in different sectors. The research takes into account countries’ initial economic conditions and preferences for energy sources and examines the effects of environmental regulatory measures on the economy and the labor market in particular. Hence, the research provides key fiscal policy implications hinting at appropriate measures with potential to mitigate the negative effects of the energy sector transformation on the employment.
|Work in grant:||Submitted to GAUK in November 2015|