Environment Protection: Employment:Written question - 212324

(Stalybridge and Hyde)
Asked on: 28 October 2014
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Environment Protection: Employment
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what definition the Government uses of a green or low carbon job for the purposes of collating official statistics and announcements.
Answered by: Matthew Hancock
Answered on: 07 November 2014

Broadly, the green and low carbon area consists of goods and services designed for the protection of the environment; the production of renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions (either in the production of the relevant goods or services or in the use of the relevant goods or services).

There is no internationally agreed definition of green or low carbon, however the government has previously collected and published information on the size of low carbon and environmental goods and services sectors in the UK and is currently considering ways in which our understanding of this area can be improved, including discussing the role that ONS can play.

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