NESC is undertaking research to inform the work of the Shared Island Unit. In the short-term this includes three areas of work. The first is a project on Good Jobs with consideration given to the nature and extent of jobs with poor conditions, labour mobility, skills availability and sectoral issues. The second is a scoping paper on climate and biodiversity issues in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The third is an overview of key economic indicators in both parts of the island and any connections between them. In 2021, a more comprehensive project will be undertaken on economic, social and environmental areas of cooperation, identifying gaps and areas where further development would be fruitful.