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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.

Sustainability certification of Nordic tourist destinations
			: Report from an expert workshop in Stockholm 11th September 2012

Sustainability certification of Nordic tourist destinations : Report from an expert workshop in Stockholm 11th September 2012 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Stefán Gíslason

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325455

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Swedish EPA, Environice, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Countries, Common Nordic System, Sustainability Certification

An expert workshop on sustainability certification of tourist destinations was held at the Swedish EPA (Naturvårdsverket) in Stockholm Tuesday the 11th of September 2012. The workshop in Stockholm built on a study,...

Social Indicators in the Forest Sector in Northern Europe
			: A Review focusing on Nature-based Recreation and Tourism

Social Indicators in the Forest Sector in Northern Europe : A Review focusing on Nature-based Recreation and Tourism »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326582

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Forest Related Social Values, Recreation Values are Growing, Recreation Environment Provided, Review of Social Indicators, Develop Monitoring Systems, Management of Sustainable Forestry

Forest related social values such as recreation values are growing in importance in North European countries. Our urbanized societies need social services from forests and other nature areas. One of the key ecosyst...

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 o...

Saltsjöbaden V - Taking international air pollution policies into the future
			: Gothenburg 24-26 June 2013

Saltsjöbaden V - Taking international air pollution policies into the future : Gothenburg 24-26 June 2013 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anna Engleryd , Peringe Grennfelt , Ulrika Håård , and John Munthe

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326421

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Scientists, Air Pollution Science, Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, European Commission, CLRTAP, Arctic Council

24-26 June 2013, 130 leading international policy makers, scientists, experts and others met at an international workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, in order to discuss and outline future directions in air pollution sc...

The Role of Forests in Climate Change: Nordic Experience
			: The objective of this project is to discuss the role of forests in Nordic countries in climate change mitigation and discuss the possible roles of forests as a part of a cost-effective climate policy.

The Role of Forests in Climate Change: Nordic Experience : The objective of this project is to discuss the role of forests in Nordic countries in climate change mitigation and discuss the possible roles of forests as a part of a cost-effective climate policy. »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sepul Barua , Marisa Camargo , Majella Clarke , Matias Pekkanen , Anders Portin , and Jussi Viding

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325967

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Role of Forests, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Carbon Stocks, Carbon Sinks, Ground Biomass

The objective of this project is to discuss the role of forests in Nordic countries in climate change mitigation and discuss the possible roles of forests as a part of a cost-effective climate policy. The report ai...

Product policies on the environmental performance of washing machines
			: Investigating the synergies and coherence between policy instruments

Product policies on the environmental performance of washing machines : Investigating the synergies and coherence between policy instruments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anja Marie Bundgaard , Kristina Overgaard Zacho , and Arne Remmen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325837

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Eco-design, Future Product Policy, Energyrelated Products, Washing Machines, Green Public Procurements, Voluntary Environmental Agreements (VA)

This report constitutes part of the larger project Eco-design and Future Product Policy - Further research on Energyrelated Products. The objective was to investigate how nine policy instruments affect the developm...

The Potential for Green Textile sourcing from Tirupur
			:  - on the path to more sustainable global textile chains

The Potential for Green Textile sourcing from Tirupur : - on the path to more sustainable global textile chains »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Camilla Cecilie Valeur

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325592

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Tirupur, India, Zero Liquid Discharge of Wastewater, Textile Production, Green Textile Cluster, European Eco-label Flower

This report provides a thorough analysis concerning the situation in Tirupur, India, where the local government has imposed strict requirements on zero liquid discharge of wastewater in textile production. The repo...

Pharmaceuticals and additives in personal care products as environmental pollutants
			: - Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland

Pharmaceuticals and additives in personal care products as environmental pollutants : - Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Mímir Arnórsson , Maria Dam , Kirsten Davanger , Arntraut Goetsch , Dorte Herzke , Sandra Huber , Lennart Kaj , Inge Mortensen , Hrönn Ó. Jörundsdóttir , Mikael Remberger , Martin Schlabach , Richard Schwartson , and Jette Vester

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325615

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products, Faroe Island, Iceland, Greenland, Waste Water Treatment Systems

The application of pharmaceuticals and personal care products is substantial in industrialized and high-income north-western European societies. Faroe Island, Iceland and Greenland are part of this modern society,...

Perspectives for sustainable development of Nordic aquaculture
			: The Paban-Report

Perspectives for sustainable development of Nordic aquaculture : The Paban-Report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anders Alanära , Arnljótur Bjarki Bergsson , Unto Eskelinen , Trude Olafsen , Helge Poulsen , and Trond W. Rosten

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325714

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Fastest Growing Productions, Large Aquaculture Industry, High Unutilised Potential, Technological and Regional Development, Aquaculture Sector, Ministers of Fisheries

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing productions and the value of aquaculture is now about to pass the value of capture fisheries. Among the Nordic countries, Norway in particular has been able to create a lar...

Per and polyfluorinated substances in the Nordic Countries
			: Use, occurence and toxicology

Per and polyfluorinated substances in the Nordic Countries : Use, occurence and toxicology »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Athanasios A. Katsogiannis , Gitte Alsing Pedersen , Allan Astrup Jensen , Pia Brunn Poulsen , Eva Cecilie Bonefeld-Jörgensen , Mandana Ghisari , Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir , Dorte Herzke , Sophie Jensen , Christina Jönsson , Hrönn Ólína Jörundsdottir , Stefan Posner , Sandra Roos , and D Xenia Trier

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325622

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Tema Nord, Perfluorinated Substances, PFOS, PFOA, Toxic Effects, Industrial Sectors

This Tema Nord report presents a study based on open information and custom market research to review the most common perfluorinated substances (PFC) with less focus on PFOS and PFOA.The study includes three major...