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Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries
			: An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information

Productivity Growth in the Nordic Countries : An Appraisal of Analysis, Data and Methodological Information »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311847

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Country's Growth Rate, Labor Productivity and Relative Productivity, Economic Growth, Economy and national budget, Standards of Living, Development of Labor Productivity

Even small increases in a country's growth rate can result in large changes in living standards over just one generation. This key insight, which often seems to be forgotten by policymakers, is an important reason...

A better life for children and adolescents through diet and exercise
			: Nordic catalogue of initiatives and best practice for improved health and quality of life via diet and physical activity

A better life for children and adolescents through diet and exercise : Nordic catalogue of initiatives and best practice for improved health and quality of life via diet and physical activity »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318037

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Better Health and Quality of Life, Food and Physical Activity, Catalogue Deals, Achieve in the Fields, Description of the Individual Countries, Physical Activity

The present inspiration catalogue is compiled as a follow-up to the Nordic Plan of Action on Better Health and Quality of Life Through Food and Physical Activity. The catalogue is the first of a series planned for...

Principles and concepts in Nordic occupational safety and health policies
			: Dimensions of strategic thinking and approaches

Principles and concepts in Nordic occupational safety and health policies : Dimensions of strategic thinking and approaches »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marika Kunnari , and Asko Suikkanen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289317764

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Countries, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Qualitative Content Analysis, Nordic Co-operation Programme, Strategic Approaches, OSH Policy

Second corrected edition. The Nordic countries have a close co-operation in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH). The objective of this study is to compare OSH policies in the Nordic countries in relat...

Atmospheric and catchment mercury concentrations and fluxes in Fennoscandia

Atmospheric and catchment mercury concentrations and fluxes in Fennoscandia »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Katrine Aspmo Pfaffhuber , Torunn Berg , Hannele Hakola , Katriina Kyllönen , John Munthe , Petri Porvari , Matti Verta , and Ingvar Wängberg

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289321624

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Measurements in Southern Fennoscandia, Reduction Controls in EU Countries, Arctic Environment, Methyl Mercury Formation, Mercury Mobilization, General Predictions

Measurements in Southern Fennoscandia show a weak declining trend in mercury deposition which can be attributed to reduction controls in EU countries. Deposition of mercury in Arctic areas is likely to be governed...

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...

Developing the co-operation between the established less formal Nordic approaches to eco-management and eco-certification systems
			: Part 1

Developing the co-operation between the established less formal Nordic approaches to eco-management and eco-certification systems : Part 1 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ann-Christine Eriksson , and Mira Jarkko

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319010

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Management System (EMS), Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), EMAS Standards, Eco-management, Eco-certification, Nordic Countries

Environmental management system (EMS) based on either the ISO14001 or EMAS standards require a lot of resources (both time and money). Small and medium enterprises (SME) often prefer less formal systems because of...

Improvement of Nordic Emission Models for Solvent Use in Selected Sectors

Improvement of Nordic Emission Models for Solvent Use in Selected Sectors »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Patrik Fauser , Kristín Harðardóttir , Nina Holmengen , Marte O. Kittilsen , Kristina Saarinen , and Tina Skårman

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319072

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, NMVOC Emission, Nordic Countries, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), European Commission, Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP), SNAP/CORINAIR

This project considers the NMVOC emission inventories for solvent use that are used by the five Nordic countries for reporting to e.g. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European Co...

Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility
			: Status after 10 year

Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility : Status after 10 year »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jørgen Abildgaard , and Marianne Zandersen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316002

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Technical and Political Work of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Joint Implementation Set-up, Nordic Countries

This report gives an overview of the technical and political work of the Nordic Council of Ministers since 1993 to create a Joint Implementation set-up that mitigates greenhouse gas emissions at least costs with mu...

Voluntary Agreements and Environmental Labelling in the Nordic Countries

Voluntary Agreements and Environmental Labelling in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Bauer , and Rikke Fischer-Bogason

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322393

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Council of Ministers, Environmental Management and Regulation, Economic and Legal Instruments, Environmental Voluntary Agreements (VA), Eco-labelling Schemes, Nordic Countries

Important areas of focus for the Nordic Council of Ministers are assessments of the effects of regulatory instruments for environmental management and regulation. Economic and legal instruments are regularly mapped...