The objective of this expert workshop is to discuss the benefits, challenges and potential for combined economic and environmental data at the plant/firm level to facilitate more robust analyses of joint environmental and economic outcomes of environmental policies. The workshop will gather experts from across Europe, Asia and North America, using official microdata to conduct research on environmental issues, as well as representatives from National Statistical Agencies. It will focus on the creation and uses of joint environmental and economic performance datasets at the micro-level, to create a supporting community of practice and showcase the results from analyses that have successfully combined such datasets. From these discussions, recommendations will be developed for improving existing secure data infrastructures, to enable cutting edge research and reliable policy evaluations.

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