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Sector-specific impacts


This key question is concerned with assessing the likely impacts on specific sectors of the economy entailed by the considered policy option; climate change policy, with its implications for the energy sector and for energy intensive sectors, is but one example. Such concerns are related not only with matters of principle (fairness of treatment and fair sharing of the burden entailed by policy) but also with such fundamental issues as international competitiveness: European business and industry face a constant challenge to remain competitive, to keep up with technology, and with the pace of growth in competing countries. Meeting the challenge successfully is essential for sustainable growth and for our greater prosperity.

Guiding Question

Does the option have significant effects on certain sectors?

Relevant Policies

Under Article 173 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the European Union (EU) has set itself the goal of creating the best possible conditions for competitiveness.


DG Enterprise and Industry:

Web Resources

Further Sources of Data

Please link to other sources of data, e.g. important reports, annual reports etc.  

Further Sources of Information

Activities of the European Union: Enterprise
Activities of the European Union: Information Society
Productivity and long term growth

Eurostat Indicators

The following Eurostat Industry, Trade and Services Indicators (Information society statistics) are relevant in the context of this key question:
- ICT expenditure by type of product
- Share of enterprises' turnover on e-commerce
- Price of telecommunications by type of call  
- Market share of the incumbent in fixed telecommunications by types of call
- Market share of the leading operator in mobile telecommunication
The following Eurostat Energy Indicators are relevant in the context of this key question:
- Electricity prices for industrial consumers
- Electricity prices for household consumers
- Gas prices for industrial consumers
- Gas prices for household consumers
- Market share of the largest generator in the electricity market
- Total and sectoral/ad hoc state aid
- Convergence of interest rates by type of loan
- Market integration by type of trade activities
- Market integration: Foreign Direct Investment intensity

Other Official Indicator

STAN indicators:

Publications and applications

Titel Type of practice Updated date
Assessing climate change and associated socio-economic scenarios for arable farming in the Netherlands: An application of benchmarking and bio-economic farm modelling Publication 2014-04-09 21:08
IA Report: Communication – Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond – A Blueprint for an integrated European energy network Application of a Model or Method 2013-08-28 15:45
IA Report: Establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Union airports within a Balanced Approach (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 00:32
IA Report: General Union Environment Action Programme to 2020 "Living well, within the limits of our planet" (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:26
IA Report: On the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:14
IA Report: Proposal for a Decision on accounting rules and action plans on greenhouse gas emissions and removals resulting from activities related to land use, land use change and forestry (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 17:29
IA Report: Proposal for a Directive amending Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-25 18:31
IA Report: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases (2012) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-24 21:34
IA Report: Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-30 01:17
IA Report: Safety of offshore oil and gas prospection, exploration and production activities (2011) Application of a Model or Method 2013-07-27 12:37
Impact Assessment of Land Use Policies Publication 2014-04-09 21:11
Integrated assessment of the determinants of the maize yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa: towards farm innovation and enabling policies Project 2014-11-19 16:48
Methods and tools for integrated assessment of land use policies on sustainable development in developing countries Publication 2014-03-24 12:12
The role of farmers’ objectives in current farm practices and adaptation preferences: a case study in Flevoland, the Netherlands Publication 2014-11-19 16:57

Content for this term

Title Type Updated date
Lazaro, Jose Maria Expert 2014-03-05 09:37
Pothen, Frank Expert 2014-03-18 18:34
Sector-Specific Impacts Impact Area 2013-05-12 22:17