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Access and rights to forest genetic resources in the Nordic region
			: Current situation and future perspectives

Access and rights to forest genetic resources in the Nordic region : Current situation and future perspectives »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sanna Black-Samuelsson , Ditte Christina Olrik , Gunnar Friis Proschowsky , Henrik Hallingbäck , Øyvind Meland Edvardsen , Tor Myking , Mari Rusanen , Tore Skrøppa , and Morten Walløe Tvedt

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323475

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Forest Genetic Resources, Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Forest Management, Plant Genetic Resources, Property Rights

Continued flexible exchange of forest genetic resources (FGR) in the Nordic region is important for sustainable forest management and for climate change adaptation and mitigation. For this reason, a high level poli...

Aspects of strategic climate work in Nordic municipalities
			: NordLead Project Final Report

Aspects of strategic climate work in Nordic municipalities : NordLead Project Final Report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Kirsi-Marja Lonkila

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289324434

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Municipalities, Climate Change Management, Climate-friendly, Local Climate, Climate Change Work, Commonalities

Nordic municipalities can have a significant impact on creating a more climate-friendly Nordic region. This study gathers valuable information about climate change management in Nordic municipalities and gives a ge...

Best Available Techniques (BAT) in solid biomass fuel processing, handling, storage and production of pellets from biomass

Best Available Techniques (BAT) in solid biomass fuel processing, handling, storage and production of pellets from biomass »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jenny P. Lindberg , and Jukka Tana

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289324007

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Biomass Fuels, Combustion Plants, BAT, IPPC Directive, Environmental Emissions, Sources of Waste

With the increasing use of biomass fuels the varieties of sources for biomass have expanded to almost all possible combustible matter with biological origin. The increasing scale in solid biomass fuel production an...

Building engagement and healthy organisations
			: Validation of the Nordic Questionnaire on Positive Organisational Psychology (N-POP). The Third Report from the Nordic Project

Building engagement and healthy organisations : Validation of the Nordic Questionnaire on Positive Organisational Psychology (N-POP). The Third Report from the Nordic Project »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Gunnar Aronsson , Vilhelm Borg , Marit Christensen , Johan Guthenberg , Jari Hakanen , Ulrika Lundberg , and Lisa Vivoll Straume

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323970

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Work Engagement, Personal Growth, Healthy Organisations, Nordic Questionnaire, Positive Organisational Psychology (N-POP), Productive Work Organisations

The main aim of the project was to investigate the predictors of positive work-related states and attitudes, e.g. work engagement, meaning at work and personal growth, and healthy organisations. A questionnaire on...

Climate Change and Energy Systems
			: Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries

Climate Change and Energy Systems : Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the Nordic and Baltic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Halldór Björnsson , and Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289321907

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Renewable Energy, Global Energy Consumption, Fossil Fuel, Forest Growth Data, Global Circulation Models, Energy Sector

Renewable energy sources contribute 16% of the global energy consumption and most nations are working to increase the share of renewables in their total energy budget, to reduce the dependence on fossil fuel source...

Conference on Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture
			: Dimensions and Tools of Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture in Northern Europe

Conference on Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture : Dimensions and Tools of Competitive and Sustainable Aquaculture in Northern Europe »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sirkka Heinimaa , and Riitta Rahkonen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323451

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Finnish Game, Fisheries Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aquaculture Forum

The conference was organised by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. A separate Workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, also financed by the NCM and...

Consequences of Revised Criteria for Hazardous Waste Classification in the Nordic countries - the criterion for leaching (H15)

Consequences of Revised Criteria for Hazardous Waste Classification in the Nordic countries - the criterion for leaching (H15) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ole Hjelmar , Jutta Laine-Ylijoki , Anke Oberender , Pascal Suer , Margareta Wahlström , and Ola Wik

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323901

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Report Illustrates, Hazardous Waste Classification, Quality of Leaching Data, Waste Statistics, Significant Effect, Erroneous Classification

This report illustrates the consequences for hazardous waste classification in the Nordic countries by introducing leaching criteria (Criterion H15). Data on secondary aggregates and waste were compared to the prop...

Existing Default Values and Recommendations for Exposure Assessment
			: A Nordic Exposure Group Project 2011

Existing Default Values and Recommendations for Exposure Assessment : A Nordic Exposure Group Project 2011 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323161

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Default Values, Exposure Assessments, Representative Defaults, European Sources, Consumer Products, Evaluate Exposure Factors

Default values are often used in exposure assessments e.g. in modelling because of lack of actually measured data. The quality of the exposure assessment outcome is therefore heavily dependent on the validity and r...

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...

Flexible emission fees
			: An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption

Flexible emission fees : An incentive for driving sustainable production and consumption »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Magnus Enell

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323352

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Green Economy, Price of Pollution, Pollution Fees, Flexible Fee, Höglund, Price Discovery

This report explores the urgent question of how to transition to a green economy. If the price of pollution becomes the same as the price to not pollute, i.e. the investment required for a non-polluting solution, c...