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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Technology procurement

Technology procurement »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Bauer , Ida Bode , Bo Larsen , Martin Standley , and Lena Stigh

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317245

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Technology Procurement, Public Procurement, Environmental Benefits, Technology Procurement, Environment-friendly Technologies, Energy-saving Technologies

Technology procurement is a method of merging public procurement with innovation in order to achieve specific, eg. environmental, benefits. The objective of this report has been to provide a clear and well structur...

Screening of phenolic substances in the Nordic environments

Screening of phenolic substances in the Nordic environments »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Asger B. Hansen , Susanne Boutrup , Betty Bügel Mogensen , Maria Dam , and Pia Lassen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316811

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Phenolic Substances in the Nordic Environment, Long and Short Chain Alkylphenols, Bisphenols, Monoetoxylates of Octyl- and Nonylphenols, High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals, Environment Hazard to Aquatic Organisms

The aim of this Nordic study was to investigate the occurrence of different phenolic substances in the Nordic environment. The phenolic substances include both long and short chain alkylphenols, some bisphenols and...

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region
			: Status, barriers and future

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region : Status, barriers and future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Antti Asikainen , Arunas Bruzgulis , Aija Budreiko , Claus Felby , Karin Hansen , Satu Helynen , Jakob Hirsmark , Morten Ingerslev , Lars-Erik Larsson , Kenk Nyström , Henn Pärn , and Johan Vinterbäck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313636

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Agricultural Crops, Sustainable Energy Supply, Biofuels, Economy and Environment, Bioenergy Chain

The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a...

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...