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Environmental technology and resource efficiency provide jobs

While GreenTech is a growth industry worldwide, its potential in Germany is particularly high. According to the GreenTech Atlas 2018, environmental technologies will generate 19% of GDP in Germany as early as 2025 and prove to be a job engine over the next few years.

26 Apr. 2018
Environmental technology and resource efficiency provide jobs (Photo: Roland Berger GmbH)

The global volume of the six GreenTech lead markets - energy efficiency, sustainable water management, green generation, storage and distribution of energy, raw material and material efficiency, sustainable mobility and the circular economy - will total an impressive €5,902 billion in 2025. This is the forecast of the GreenTech-Atlas 2018 , presented by the Federal Ministry of the Environment on April 13, 2018. The atlas developed by the management consultancy Roland Berger contains the inventory and analysis of the global markets for environmental technology and resource efficiency.

According to it, Germany had an above-average share of the global green tech market (14%) in 2016. The sector generated 15% of gross domestic product - this is expected to rise to 19% as early as in 2025. The lead market for sustainable mobility will show particularly strong growth until 2025, which will also be reflected in the employment trend: 1.5 million people already work in the green tech industry. An average job growth of 6.7% is expected until 2025 - even 20% in the mobility sector.