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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.

Siloxanes in the Nordic Environment

Siloxanes in the Nordic Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312684

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Industrial Applications, Consumer Products, Car Polish, Nordic Environment, General Pollution of Siloxanes, Environmental Levels

Siloxanes belong to a group of substances used in a number of industrial applications and in consumer products such as additives in fuel, car polish, cleaners, anti foamiers and car waxes. Besides this, they are wi...

Hazardous substances and classification of the environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat
			:  - Comparisons of different Nordic approaches for marine assessments

Hazardous substances and classification of the environmental conditions in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat : - Comparisons of different Nordic approaches for marine assessments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anders Bignert , Susan Londesborough , Martin M. Larsen , and Britta Pedersen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316941

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Man-made Organic Chemicals, Heavy Metals, Marine Environment, Environmental Assessments, Ecotoxicological, Tributyltin (TBT)

Hazardous substances, both heavy metals and some man-made organic chemicals, are today widely distributed in the Baltic marine environment. Elevated levels of especially toxic contaminants are of concern, because t...

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, Rep...

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in the Nordic Countries

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anne S. Kaslegard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289321952

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Climate Change, Cultural Heritage Sites, Cultural Environments, Seven Nordic Countries, Anticipated Effects of Climate Change, Collaboration

The project Effects of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage Sites and Cultural Environments is a collaboration between the cultural heritage administrations of seven Nordic countries: Iceland, Greenland, the Faeroe...

Factors affecting occupational safety and health of foreign farm workers in Nordic countries

Factors affecting occupational safety and health of foreign farm workers in Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anders Danielson , Risto H. Rautiainen , Kim Kaustell , Anne Marie Heiberg , and Tiina Mattila

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323611

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Working Environment Committee, Nordic Council of Ministers, Occupational Safety, Safety Communication, Agricultural Workers, Nordic Countries

This report is the result of a project financed by the Working Environment Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers with the purpose to identify essential factors affecting occupational safety and health of for...

Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC)
			: Literature review and applicability

Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) : Literature review and applicability »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311960

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Food Contact Articles, Flavouring Substances, Analysis of the Toxicological, Human Health and the Environment, Industrial Chemicals, Risk Assessment

In the regulation of food contact articles and flavouring substances, the TTC concept (Threshold of Toxicological Concern) has been developed as a substitute for substance-specific information. The TTC concept is b...

Atmospheric and catchment mercury concentrations and fluxes in Fennoscandia

Atmospheric and catchment mercury concentrations and fluxes in Fennoscandia »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Katrine Aspmo Pfaffhuber , Torunn Berg , Hannele Hakola , Katriina Kyllönen , John Munthe , Petri Porvari , Matti Verta , and Ingvar Wängberg

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289321624

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Measurements in Southern Fennoscandia, Reduction Controls in EU Countries, Arctic Environment, Methyl Mercury Formation, Mercury Mobilization, General Predictions

Measurements in Southern Fennoscandia show a weak declining trend in mercury deposition which can be attributed to reduction controls in EU countries. Deposition of mercury in Arctic areas is likely to be governed...

Risk assessment framework for management of the factor 3 rule in the Council Decision 2003/33/EC on waste acceptance criteria

Risk assessment framework for management of the factor 3 rule in the Council Decision 2003/33/EC on waste acceptance criteria »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319027

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Categories of Landfills, Hazardous Waste, Inorganic Components, Risks to the Environment, Risk Assessment, National Guidelines on Deviation

EU landfill directive defines three categories of landfills: landfills for inert waste, for normal waste and for hazardous waste. Criteria for which waste may be disposed at each type of landfill are also given. Th...

Assessment of marine benthic quality change in gradients of disturbance:
			: Comparison of different Scandinavian multi-metric indices

Assessment of marine benthic quality change in gradients of disturbance: : Comparison of different Scandinavian multi-metric indices »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318983

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Scandinavian Multi-metric Indices, Moderate Ecological Quality Status, Environments of Good and High EcoQS, Water Framework Directive, Organic Pollution, Moderate Ecological Quality Status

In this study we compared three Scandinavian multi-metric indices to assess marine coastal benthic ecological status in seven different gradients of disturbance related to pollution. The indices measure in differen...

BASREC Regional Handbook on Procedures for Joint Implementation in the Baltic Sea Region
			: Version 2 June 2006

BASREC Regional Handbook on Procedures for Joint Implementation in the Baltic Sea Region : Version 2 June 2006 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316439

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Swan Ecolabelling Scheme, Public Administration, Nordic Swan in a Policy Context, Bodies Operating the Schemes, Operating Environment, Public Funding

This report presents the third evaluation of the Nordic Swan ecolabelling scheme. The evaluation is conducted from the perspective of the public administration, and it examines the role of the Nordic Swan in a poli...