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			: Restoration of damaged ecosystems in the Nordic countries

ReNo : Restoration of damaged ecosystems in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Astrid Brekke Skrindo, Dagmar Hagen, Guðmundur Halldórsson, Ása L. Aradóttir, Anna Maria Fosaa, Christer Nilsson, Karsten Raulund-Rasmussen, Kristín Svavarsdóttir, and Anne Tolvanen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289324410

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, ReNo Network, Ecological Restoration, Nordic Region, Ecosystem Degradation, Nordic Countries, Nordic Environmental Policy

The ReNo network has consolidated knowledge on ecological restoration work in the Nordic region and facilitated exchange of this knowledge within and between the Nordic countries. Scientific papers, reports on the status of...

Using the right environmental indicators: Tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis
			: Nordic perspectives on indicators, statistics and accounts for managing the environment and the pressures from economic activities

Using the right environmental indicators: Tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis : Nordic perspectives on indicators, statistics and accounts for managing the environment and the pressures from economic activities »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Julie L. Hass, and Viveka Palm

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323710

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Indicators, Monitoring Policy, Environmental Policy, Environmental-economic Accounting, Nordic Statistical Institutes, National Statistical Agencies

Finding and using indicators that are most suited for tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis is a challenge. Indicators need to be used in appropriate contexts and should ideally be fit-for-purpose. For...

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets

The financial crisis and fiscal consolidation in green budgets »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Annegrete Bruvoll, Silja Kralik, Friðrik Már Baldursson, and Haakon Vennemo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324793

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Fiscal Consolidation, Environmental Tax, Subsidy Reforms, Economic Efficiency, Financial Crisis, Environmental Tax Policy

This project adds insight into the potential contribution to fiscal consolidation from environmental tax and subsidy reforms, i.e. strengthening public budgets while at the same time improving economic efficiency and the env...

Reforming environmentally harmful subsidies:
			: How to counteract distributional impacts

Reforming environmentally harmful subsidies: : How to counteract distributional impacts »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Annegrete Bruvoll, John Magne Skjelvik, and Haakon Vennemo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322539

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental and Distribution Policy, Policy Reforms, Economic and Distributional Concerns, Nordic Experiences, Harmful Subsidies, Nordic Council of Ministers

Reforming environmentally harmful subsidies: How to counteract distributional impacts The report discusses the theoretical principles for an efficient environmental and distribution policy and offers a comprehensive survey o...

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector
			: Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT)

The challenges of energy efficiency innovations in the Nordic building sector : Greener Markets and Cleaner Technologies (GMCT) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Tareq Emtairah, Morrigan Hayes, Vida Rozite, Åke Thidell, and Naoko Tojo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317238

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Green Market, Cleaner Technologies, Building Industry, Policy Interventions

The development and diffusion of environmental technologies, which is considered to be one way of achieving the dual goals of maintaining competitiveness in a dynamic and knowledge-based economy while integrating environment...

Natural Capital in a Nordic context
			: Status and Challenges in the Decade of Biodiversity

Natural Capital in a Nordic context : Status and Challenges in the Decade of Biodiversity »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sanna Ahvenharju, Marika Bröckl, Leonardo Mazza, Tiina Pursula, and Patrick ten Brink

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325349

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, International Approaches, Capital Accounting, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Gaia Consulting, European Environmental Policy

The report reviews different international approaches for natural capital accounting. The five approaches reviewed are attempts to help create an improved evidence base on the links between biodiversity and ecosystems on the...

Measuring the Environmental Soundness of Public Procurement in Nordic Countries

Measuring the Environmental Soundness of Public Procurement in Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Henna Hauta-Heikkilä, Päivi Kippo-Edlund, Heikki Miettinen, and Ari Nissinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311175

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Greener Public Purchasing, Integrated Product Policy, Commission Encourages Member States, Environmental Soundness of Public, Environmental Criteria, Specific Environmental Aspects

The importance of Greener Public Purchasing, GPP, has increasingly been recognised by those who work to promote sustainable development. In the communication on Integrated Product Policy, IPP, the EU Commission encourages Me...

Innovation Systems and Environmental Technologies
			: Cross-sectoral analysis and policy implications

Innovation Systems and Environmental Technologies : Cross-sectoral analysis and policy implications »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317221

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Technologies, Knowledge-based Economy, Environmental Consideration, Green Market and Cleaner Technologies, Innovation Policies, Environmental Technologies Action Plan

Promotion of environmental technologies is one way to achieve the dual goals of maintaining competitiveness in a dynamic and knowledge-based economy while integrating environmental consideration in this process. This report...

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2006-2009

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2006-2009 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anna Eriksson, Terhi Fitch, Henrik Lindhjem, John Magne Skjelvik, and Lise-Lotte Pade Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319409

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Economic Instruments, Environmental Policy, Policy Instruments, Emissions Trading System, Vehicle Registration Tax, Economy and national budget

The Nordic Council of Ministers publishes regular overview reports on the use of economic instruments in Nordic environmental policy. In this report, Part I presents an overview of the use of economic instruments with the ma...

Measuring sustainability and decoupling
			: A survey of methodology and practice

Measuring sustainability and decoupling : A survey of methodology and practice »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289314107

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Policies, Decoupling Indicators, Environmental Quality, Compromising Economic Growth, Economic and Social Impacts, Economy and national budget

There is growing interest, among policymakers, for the prospects of decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation, as they have a hard time disentangling environmental policies from their economic and social impa...