Presentation on theme: "Environmental Protection Expenditure in industry – The Swedish approach Nancy Steinbach Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys: Survey."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Protection Expenditure in industry – The Swedish approach Nancy Steinbach Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys: Survey Methods for Businesses, Farms, and Institutions (ICES-III) Montreal, Canada 22 June 2007
What is an EPE? Environmental protection expenditure= Investments + current expenditure for environmental protection Actions to reduce or minimise pollution that have occurred within the own production process/activity.
Why compile EPE? evaluating costs of complying with environmental regulations improves the design and implementation of environmental regulations within the EU indicating what the society do against environmental problems analysing to what extent the pollutant pay and how the competitive powers of the industries are effected Structural Business Statistics, Council Regulation No 58/97
How to compile EPE? Survey based approach Paper questionnaire, Internet questionnaire Web-site available: www.mkost.scb.se 2006 preliminary
How – Methodology Population: NACE 10-14, 15-36, 40-41 (Mining and Quarrying, Manufacturing and Electricity and water supply industries) Sample: Random sample More than 50 employees Co-ordinated samples – Business Register
How – Methodology cont… Program designed to compute standard error estimates and national totals (CLAN) Makes estimations for those industries whom are not selected Makes estimations for them whom did not answer Enumeration variable: number of employees
Who is using the result? Internationally: OECDOECD European Commission: Eurostat, DG Environment, DG Enterprise, European Environment AgencyEuropean Commission: Eurostat, DG Environment, DG Enterprise, European Environment Agency Researchers, InstitutesResearchers, InstitutesNationally: EnterprisesEnterprises ResearchersResearchers Governmental departments, Environment Protection AgencyGovernmental departments, Environment Protection Agency
Eurostat: Environmental Protection Expenditure in industry in the European Union SIF 9/2005
SCB: Environmental economic profile: pulp and paper industry
Potential of EPE in Sweden… Increase coverage of Sweden’s economic actors: Public sector, Specialised producers, Services; for the compilation of Environmental Protection Expenditure Accounts (EPEA)
..that means: Complete coverage of Sweden’s economy for environmental protection… That is in line with environmental accounts… That is in line with national accounts. Harmonised approaches enables reliable inter-linkages of the environment and the economy to be evaluated and analysed.
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