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Breaking the Oil Spell

The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

This book discusses efforts by GCC countries to diversify their economies, and takes lessons from other countries that have generated long-term growth.

World Economic Outlook, April 2017

Gaining Momentum?

The latest report shows that global economic activity is finally picking up, but structural impediments and a balance of risks tilted to the downside remain.

Analysis, Fate and Toxicity of Zinc- and Copper Pyrithione in the Marine Environment

Analysis, Fate and Toxicity of Zinc- and Copper Pyrithione in the Marine Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ingela Dahllöf, Dorthe Groth Petersen, Katja Grunnet, Rune Haller, Morten Hjorth, and Kristine Maraldo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311830

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Fate, Biocide, Anti-fouling Paints, Benthic Community, Pelagic Community, Marine Environment

Environmental fate and effect of ZPT, a booster biocide in anti-fouling paints for boats has been studied. Using a new analytical method for simultaneous determination of zinc- and copper pyrithione (ZPT/CPT) showed that up...

Increased exchange in the Building Sector
			: Network for joint R&D - Nibcor Phase 1&2

Increased exchange in the Building Sector : Network for joint R&D - Nibcor Phase 1&2 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Lone Møller Sørensen, and Kristian Storgaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318495

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Collaboration, Comparative Analysis, Building Sector, Nibcor Project, Digital Built Environment, Industrial Complex

In November 2004 the Nordic Council of Ministers together with the Nordic countries, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland decided to initiate a collaboration by approving an action plan for improved co-operation between the...

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region
			: Status, barriers and future

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region : Status, barriers and future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Antti Asikainen, Arunas Bruzgulis, Aija Budreiko, Claus Felby, Karin Hansen, Satu Helynen, Jakob Hirsmark, Morten Ingerslev, Lars-Erik Larsson, Kenk Nyström, Henn Pärn, and Johan Vinterbäck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313636

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Agricultural Crops, Sustainable Energy Supply, Biofuels, Economy and Environment, Bioenergy Chain

The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a long tradi...

Confidence rating of marine eutrophication assessments

Confidence rating of marine eutrophication assessments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): J.H. Andersen, P. Axe, H. Kaartokallio, M. Krüger-Johnsen, J. Molvær, C. Murray, and K. Norling

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289321921

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Eutrophication, Transparent Scoring, Confidence Assessment, Marine Environment, Accuracy, Precision

This report presents the development of a methodology for assessing confidence in eutrophication status classifications. The method can be considered as a secondary assessment, supporting the primary assessment of eutrophica...

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries

Young workers occupational safety and health risks in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Elizabeth Bengtsen, Elisabeth Framke, Pete Kines, and Anne Salmi

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326155

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Working Environment, Swedish Presidency, Swedish ILO Committee, NIVA, OSH, Youth Employment

An attractive working environment that is inclusive and prevents work-related health problems is important to ensure that as many as possible can participate in the working life. During the Swedish presidency in the Nordic C...

Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment

Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hanna Andersson, Eva Brorström-Lundén, Katarina Hansson, Lennart Kaj, Helene Lunder, Mikael Remberger, and Martin Schlabach

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324649

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Plasticisers, Sweeteners, Pristine Environments, Phthalates, Adipates, Sewage Lines

The report Selected plasticisers and additional sweeteners in the Nordic Environment describes the findings of a Nordic environmental study. The study has been done as a screening, that is, it provides a snapshot of the occu...

Co-ordination of research on working hours and health in the Nordic countries
			: Working hours and Health

Co-ordination of research on working hours and health in the Nordic countries : Working hours and Health »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): J. Axelsson, B. Bjorvatn, A.H. Garde, Å.M. Hansen, M. Härmä, P.U. Hjarsbech, M. Ingre, M.Aa. Jensen, G. Kecklund, H.A. Kolstad, J.A.S. Lie, A. Lowden, D. Matre, S.V. Møller, K. Nabe-Nielsen, S. Pallesen, R. Rugulies, P. Tucker, and H.T. Vistisen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327763

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, National Research Centre, Working Hours, Working Environment, Denmark, Research Projects, Cohorts

This report presents a summary of a workshop entitled Co-ordination of research on working hours and health in the Nordic countries. The workshop was held at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Denmar...

Screening of phenolic substances in the Nordic environments

Screening of phenolic substances in the Nordic environments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Asger B. Hansen, Susanne Boutrup, Betty Bügel Mogensen, Maria Dam, and Pia Lassen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316811

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Phenolic Substances in the Nordic Environment, Long and Short Chain Alkylphenols, Bisphenols, Monoetoxylates of Octyl- and Nonylphenols, High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals, Environment Hazard to Aquatic Organisms

The aim of this Nordic study was to investigate the occurrence of different phenolic substances in the Nordic environment. The phenolic substances include both long and short chain alkylphenols, some bisphenols and monoetoxy...

Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas
			: Report from a workshop in Malmö, Sweden, 4-5 May 2010

Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas : Report from a workshop in Malmö, Sweden, 4-5 May 2010 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289321471

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Seabird Populations, Western-Nordic Areas, Nordic Council of Ministers, Breeding Failures, Environment, Energy

Priority actions that will help counteracting the declining trends in seabird populations in Western-Nordic areas including Scotland are presented in the report Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas, Report from a...

Technology procurement

Technology procurement »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Bauer, Ida Bode, Bo Larsen, Martin Standley, and Lena Stigh

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317245

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Technology Procurement, Public Procurement, Environmental Benefits, Technology Procurement, Environment-friendly Technologies, Energy-saving Technologies

Technology procurement is a method of merging public procurement with innovation in order to achieve specific, eg. environmental, benefits. The objective of this report has been to provide a clear and well structured review...