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Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe

Europe Hitting Its Stride

The European recovery is strengthening and broadening appreciably. Real GDP growth is projected at 2.4 percent in 2017, up from 1.7 percent in 2016, before easing to 2.1 percent in 2018.

IMF Financial Operations 2016

Describes the IMF's financial organization, policies and lending arrangements, and financial statements, reflecting all policy decisions through April 2016.

EPR systems and new business models
			: Reuse and recycling of textiles in the Nordic region

EPR systems and new business models : Reuse and recycling of textiles in the Nordic region »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Tomas Ekvall , Nikola Kiørboe , Thomas Lindhqvist , Kari-Ann Lyng , David Palm , and Haben Tekie

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327961

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Extended Producer Responsibility, Recycling of Textiles, Reuse of Textiles, Costs and Benefits of EPR-systems, Quantitative Evaluation, Green Growth Initiative

This report is the primary outcome from Part I of the project "An extended producer responsibility (EPR) system and new business models to increase reuse and recycling of textiles in the Nordic region" initiated by...

Environmental economic research as a tool in the protection of the Baltic Sea
			:  - costs and benefits of reducing eutrophication

Environmental economic research as a tool in the protection of the Baltic Sea : - costs and benefits of reducing eutrophication »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Lassi Ahlvik , Heini Ahtiainen , Janne Artell , Kerstin Blyh , Siv Ericsdotter , Berit Hasler , and Kari Hyytiäinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289326919

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Ecological Analyses, Economic Analyses, Research Network, Baltic STERN, HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan, Eutrophication

This report reviews the findings of an ecological/economic analyses regarding the on-going and prospective efforts to reduce eutrophication of the Baltic Sea, conducted by Baltic STERN, an international research ne...

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marika Bröckl , Julia Illman , Laura Oja , and Iivo Vehviläinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327176

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Energy Efficiency, Policy Instruments, EU's Directive, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), Energy Audits, Best Practices

Bröckl, Marika; Illman, Julia; Oja, Laura; Vehviläinen,...

Ecosystem Services in Forests
			: How to assess and value them? Nordic Workshop, Oslo, Thursday 13th September 2012 - Conference report

Ecosystem Services in Forests : How to assess and value them? Nordic Workshop, Oslo, Thursday 13th September 2012 - Conference report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327855

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Ecosystem, Forests, Nordic Council of Ministers, Oslo, Valuation Challenges, Knowledge of Services

A Nordic Workshop on "Ecosystem Services in Forests - how to assess and value them" was held in Oslo Thursday the 13th of September 2012. During the day, 13 presentations were made, and altogether 41 participants h...

Decision-making management procedures
			: Cost - efficiency - democracy in selected procedures in Maritime Spatial Planning

Decision-making management procedures : Cost - efficiency - democracy in selected procedures in Maritime Spatial Planning »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Odma Johannesen , and Hans Lassen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327800

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Marine Natura 2000, Fisheries Management, Single-stringed System, Environmental-fisheries, Study Report, Stakeholder Involvement

This study report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the procedures which are followed when designating marine Natura 2000 sites and when deciding what fisheries management measures are to be applied. The rep...

Controlling Emissions from Wood Burning
			: Legislation and Regulations in Nordic Countries to Control Emissions from Residential Wood Burning An examination of Past Experience

Controlling Emissions from Wood Burning : Legislation and Regulations in Nordic Countries to Control Emissions from Residential Wood Burning An examination of Past Experience »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Svante Bodin , and Thomas Levander

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327428

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, ICCI, Arctic Cooperation Program, Black Carbon, Emissions, Nordic Countries, Wood Burning

This report has been produced by the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) under a grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers under its Arctic Cooperation Program, as part of a pilot project to reduce...

Contingency Planning for Animal Diseases
			: Baltic Seminar on "Contingency Planning for the next Decade" held 19 - 20 September 2012 Helsinki, Finland

Contingency Planning for Animal Diseases : Baltic Seminar on "Contingency Planning for the next Decade" held 19 - 20 September 2012 Helsinki, Finland »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jørgen M. Westergaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327114

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Infectious Animal Diseases, Livestock Production, Avian Influenza, Classical Swine Fever, Pre-epidemic Period, Disease Eradication

Outbreaks of infectious animal diseases within the last 10 - 15 years in areas with intensive livestock production have shown how vulnerable the production systems can be when confronted with an outbreak of a highl...

Collection & recycling of plastic waste
			: Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems in the Nordic countries

Collection & recycling of plastic waste : Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Malin Zu Castell-Rüdenhausen , Anna Fråne , Stefán Gíslason , Søren Løkke , Kari-Anne Lyng , Åsa Stenmarck , and Margareta Wahlström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289328043

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Plastic Waste, Nordic Countries, Plastic Packaging Waste, Green Growth Initiative, Green Growth the Nordic Way, MSW Sources

The first report from the project "Improvements in existing collection and recycling systems for plastic waste from households and other municipal waste sources" is focused on describing the existing situation when...

The coexistence of two Ecolabels
			:  - The Nordic Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel in the Nordic Countries

The coexistence of two Ecolabels : - The Nordic Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ulrik Boe Kjeldsen , Anja Krag , Peter Lange , Kasper Lindgaard , and Maja Tofteng

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327657

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Ecolabels, EU Ecolabel, Regional Ecolabels, DAMVAD, Swan Group, HKP-gruppen

This analysis looks closer at the synergies and positioning between the fee structures and criteria of the two ecolabels, the dissemination and success of the two labels within different product groups and the expe...

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...