In 2011, the Department of Innovation, Trade, and Rural Development (INTRD) and the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, and Emissions Trading (OCCEEET) with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) engaged GLOBE Advisors, in partnership with AMEC Earth & Environmental in St. John’s, to carry out a study to identify the economic development opportunities associated with the green economy for NL.
About the Study
The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current and potential future green economy opportunities in NL. Work for this study included:
- A detailed analysis of current establishment counts and employment associated with green economy activities in NL using Statistics Canada datasets in combination with a wide range of reports, directories, and other data published by generally accepted sources;
- A review of the facts and trends for each sector based on the Government of NL’s reports and datasets, along with specialized reports from GLOBE’s extensive reference database;
- A review of global developments and outlooks for each sector, drawing on extensive reference materials and a database of more than 400 reports on the green economy;
- Consultations with more than 75 key stakeholders from various organizations (business, government, NGOs, industry associations, and academia) through in-depth interviews to determine perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for green economy activities. The consultative process also included two focus group meetings held in St. John’s;
- A review of current labour market trends in NL, as well as labour demand and supply related to the green economy – including a review of relevant post-secondary education and training programs that exist in the province; and
- An analysis of NL’s trade in green commodities for the period 2001 to 2010 using Statistics Canada trade data.
The report comprises three documents: the Final Report , an Appendices Document that includes the report methodology, and a Companion Document that includes a review of global trends for the sectors covered in the report, results from the consultative process, labour market trends, and trade in green commodities.
The Appendices and Companion documents are available upon request from GLOBE Advisors.