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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-pu...

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. Th...

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 enc...

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 a...

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 ecosyst...

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 e...

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 s...

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 w...

The True Costs of REACH

The True Costs of REACH »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310796

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, European Community, Proposed New Chemicals Policy, Independent Researchers, Environmental Benefits, Public Sector Studies, Industry-oriented Study

The proposed new chemicals policy of the European Community, REACH, is an important new development in environmental protection. Rather than waiting for government or independent researchers to determine that chemi...

Possibilities of enhancing co-operation and co-ordination among MEAs in the biodiversity cluster
			: Environment/Biodiversity

Possibilities of enhancing co-operation and co-ordination among MEAs in the biodiversity cluster : Environment/Biodiversity »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Niko Urho

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318730

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Biodiversity Loss, Synergistic Solutions, Independent Science Policy, Scientifically Credible Advice, Effective Decision-making

Since the 1970s, a variety of multilateral environmental agreements have been created to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. However, these institutions have not been created systematicall...