Economía verde y empleo verde en AndalucíaUn análisis multisectorial a través de la matriz de contabilidad social

  1. Omar Chabán-García
  2. Antonio L. Hidalgo-Capitán
Revista de estudios regionales

ISSN: 0213-7585

Year of publication: 2023

Issue: 126

Pages: 123-148

Type: Article

More publications in: Revista de estudios regionales


During the last decades the green economy has been proposed from different inter- national organizations as an economic model for the 21st century that gravitates around respecting the environment. This paper tries to identify, with criteria of economic efficiency (high economic impact) and social efficiency (high impact on job creation, green jobs), the “potentially green sectors” that can be stimulated by a national strategy to develop a green economy in Spain. For this, the Andalusian Social Accounting Matrix 2016 will be used, identifying, by means of the normalized absorption and diffusion coefficients and by means of employment multipliers, analyzing capacity for job creation sectors from a group of twelve sectors that have been identified as “potentially green sectors”. The concept of green economy, coined by Pearce et al. (1989), became popular upon the proposal of the General Assembly of the United Nations to organize a Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Green economy is an economic model which focuses on improving the well-being of human beings and social equality, reducing carbon emissions, increasing earnings, creating jobs, promoting energy efficiency, and using resources and halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services (Herrán, 2012: 2). In this sense, green economy would be an umbrella concept which would include both bioeconomy as well as circular economy (D’Amato et al., 2017: 726).

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