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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.

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...

Measuring green jobs?
			: An evaluation of definitions and statistics for green activities

Measuring green jobs? : An evaluation of definitions and statistics for green activities »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sanna Ahvenharju , Marika Bröckl , Annegrete Bruvoll , Karin Ibenholt , Louise Martinsen , and Marianne Zandersen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323703

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Green Sectors, Jobs and Technologies, Green Activities, Non-green Activities, Working Group on Environment and Economy, Nordic Council of Ministers

The report reviews the different initiatives aiming to measure aspects of "green" sectors, jobs and technologies. The report discusses whether the statistics collected under the present initiatives aimed at measuri...

Nordic Climate Policy
			: A Case Study on Efficient Policy Measures

Nordic Climate Policy : A Case Study on Efficient Policy Measures »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327558

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, GHG Emissions, Terms of a Good Environment, Climate Policies, World Resources Institute, Story of Climate Policy, International Network

The Nordic countries are often seen as green both in terms of a good environment and being capable of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report is concerned with the development in GHG emissions over tim...

Experiences on projects promoting sustainable lifestyles in Nordic countries

Experiences on projects promoting sustainable lifestyles in Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sanna Ahonen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289321969

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Sustainable Consumption, Environmental Action Plan, Environmentally Adapted Production Methods, Environmentally Conscious Consumption, Environment Oriented Product Range, Sustainable Life Styles

Sustainable Consumption is a focus theme in the Environmental Action Plan 2009-2012 of the Nordic Council of Ministers. As stressed in the Plan, the Nordic countries form a joint market with the same product range...

Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges - Final report

Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges - Final report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310284

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Market Efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges, Securities Market Issues, Legal Environment, Foreign Investment, Individual Markets, Stock Market

The report on "Market efficiency in Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges" was presented by the Nordic Working Group for Securities Market Issues in May 2004. The report was based on a questionnaire sent to the Nordic...

Potential Ozone Depleting Substances
			: Uses and Alternatives in the Nordic Countries

Potential Ozone Depleting Substances : Uses and Alternatives in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312523

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Montreal Protocol, Ozone Depleting Substances, Ozone Group for Assessment, Hazardous to the Environment, New Substances Under the Montreal Protocol, Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol has had great success in reducing the production and use of a number of known ozone depleting substances. As a result many alternatives to the banned substances have been developed. Some of th...

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic and Baltic Environmental Policy 2001-2005

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic and Baltic Environmental Policy 2001-2005 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Helle Ørsted Nielsen , Anders Ryelund and Carey Smith National Environmental Research Institute , Mikael Skou Andersen , and Stefan Speck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313049

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Council of Ministers, Economic Instruments, Environmental Policy, Economy and national budget, Economic Instruments, Environment and Finance Group

This new report commissioned by the Environment and Finance Group of the Nordic Council of Ministers continues the tradition of reviewing the use of economic instruments in environmental policy in the Nordic countr...

Payment for and Management of Ecosystem Services
			: Issues and Options in the Nordic Context

Payment for and Management of Ecosystem Services : Issues and Options in the Nordic Context »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Kirsten Grønvik Bråten , Henrik Lindhjem , and Marianne Zandersen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319324

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Payment for Ecosystem Services, Environmental Policy Instrument, Direct Incentives, Nordic Countries, Preserve Biodiversity, Working Group on Environment

Payment for ecosystem services (PES) is a type of environmental policy instrument that gives the owner of a natural resource direct incentives to manage it in society's best interest. The report provides an overvie...

Validation and test of central concepts in positive work and organizational psychology
			: The second report from the Nordic project Positive factors at work

Validation and test of central concepts in positive work and organizational psychology : The second report from the Nordic project Positive factors at work »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marit Christensen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319195

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Positive Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Positive Work-related Phenomena, Well-being at Work, Organizational Outcomes, Healthy Work Environment

Positive psychology is about studying and understanding positive psychological phenomena - the things that work for people, organizations and societies. The insights of positive psychology have also manifested them...

Marine spatial planning in the Nordic region
			: Principles, Perspectives and Opportunities - Outcomes from the Nordic Forum on MPAs in Marine Spatial Planning

Marine spatial planning in the Nordic region : Principles, Perspectives and Opportunities - Outcomes from the Nordic Forum on MPAs in Marine Spatial Planning »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Mette Blæsbjerg , Thomas Kirk Sørensen , Janet Pawlak , and Ole Vestergaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318563

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Marine Environment, Marine Spatial Planning, Nordic Forum on MPAs in Marine Spatial Planning, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic MSP Activities, Nordic Workshop

Increasing demands on resources in the marine area are compromising the future viability of the marine environment and in recent years the need to pursue new approaches for a sustainable use of our seas has become...