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Biodiversity, carbon storage and dynamics of old northern forests

Biodiversity, carbon storage and dynamics of old northern forests »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Heleen de Wit , Erik Framstad , Erik Karltun , Markku Larjavaara , Raisa Mäkipää , and Lars Vesterdal

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325103

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Global Climate System, Nordic Countries, Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide, Complex Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Old Forests

Forests play a key role in the global climate system. The Nordic countries have extensive forests with large and growing tree biomass that captures substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Nordic f...

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...

Nordic nature - trends towards 2010
			: Examples of Nordic contributions towards the international biodiversity target 2010

Nordic nature - trends towards 2010 : Examples of Nordic contributions towards the international biodiversity target 2010 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marja Pylvänäinen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289319928

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Council of Ministers, Environmental Action Plan, Preserve and Protect Biodiversity, Conservation Success Stories, Published as Fact Sheets, Special Significance of Biodiversity

The international target to slow and even halt the decline in biodiversity by the end of 2010 has been included in the Nordic Council of Ministers Environmental Action Plan for 2009-2012. We already know that this...

Nordic Biodiversity Beyond 2010
			: Challenges and Experiences in Global Perspective

Nordic Biodiversity Beyond 2010 : Challenges and Experiences in Global Perspective »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289320283

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Depend on Biodiversity, Economic Opportunities, Economic Impacts of Climate Change, Experiences in Global Perspective, Non-governmental Organizations, Nordic Symposium on Biodiversity

We all depend on biodiversity, but we must make biodiversity relevant to people. The long-term loss of nature and biodiversity is, however, not as easily translated into clear messages, let alone economic opportuni...

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...

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...

Increased biomass harvesting for bioenergy
			: - effects on biodiversity, landscape amenities and cultural heritage values

Increased biomass harvesting for bioenergy : - effects on biodiversity, landscape amenities and cultural heritage values »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Håkan Berglund , Erik Framstad , Vegard Gundersen , Raimo Heikkilä , Noora Lankinen , Taru Peltola , Ole Risbøl , and Martin Weih

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319621

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Renewable Energy, Biodiversity, Production of Energy Crops, Harvesting of Biomass, Logging Residues

Bioenergy is one important form of renewable energy where Finland, Norway and Sweden have considerable potential. Greatly increased use of biomass for energy will, however, have considerable effects on environmenta...

AFFORNORD
			: Effects on Ecosystems, Landscape and Rural Development

AFFORNORD : Effects on Ecosystems, Landscape and Rural Development »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjarni Didrik Sigurdsson , Gudmundur Halldorsson , and Edda Sigurdis Oddsdottir

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317184

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, AFFORNORD, Afforestation, Ecosystems, Nordic Countries, Biodiversity, Landscape Dynamics

The Nordic project AFFORNORD studied the effects of afforestation on ecosystems, landscape and rural development in the years 2004-2006. Forests play a major role in the environment and economy of the Nordic countr...

Workshop on the Development and Management of Marine Protected Areas
			: May 7th to 15th, Kasnäs - Finland

Workshop on the Development and Management of Marine Protected Areas : May 7th to 15th, Kasnäs - Finland »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Thomas K. Sørensen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312493

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Marine Biodiversity, Fishery Resources, Kasnäs, Theoretical Tools, MPAs

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being developed and utilised as management tools in efforts to protect and manage marine biodiversity and fishery resources in Northern European seas. In May 2004, a W...

Aggregation of indicators for biological diversity in the Nordic countries
			: Proceedings and recommendations from the workshop at Tune Landboskole, Denmark, 29 - 30 March 2006

Aggregation of indicators for biological diversity in the Nordic countries : Proceedings and recommendations from the workshop at Tune Landboskole, Denmark, 29 - 30 March 2006 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson , Ari-Pekka Auvinen , Anders Glimskär , Gregor Levin , Bo Normander , and Odd Stabbetorp

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313711

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Common Goal, Biodiversity, Species Abundance, Species Composition, Habitat Structure, Nordic Biodiversity Index

The Nordic countries have a common goal to halt the decline in biological diversity by 2010. Indicators and indices are important tools to describe the development in biodiversity and hence evaluate the 2010-target...