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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...

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...

Risk assessment of caffeine among children and adolescents in the Nordic countries

Risk assessment of caffeine among children and adolescents in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Marta Axelstad Petersen , Elisabeth Elind , Helena Hallström , Elisabeth Jona Solbergsdottir , Kirsi-Helena Liukkonen , Helle Margrete Meltzer , Tor Øystein Fotland , and Henrik Rye Lam

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317313

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Hazard Identification, Caffeine, Central Nervous System, Tolerance Development, Jitteriness, Soft Drinks

The first part of the report has its main focus on a hazard identification and characterisation of caffeine, with special emphasis on the effects on the central nervous system. Furthermore, there is a review of epi...

EU maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs
			:  - Impact on exposure and food supply in the Nordic countries

EU maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs : - Impact on exposure and food supply in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Östen Andersson , Arne Büchert , Tommy Cederberg , Anja Hallikainen , Helle Katrine Knutsen , Hannu Kiviranta , Marie Louise Wiborg , Per Ola Darnerud , Kristín Ólafsdóttir , and Kim Peters

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316828

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Dioxins, Dioxin-like PCBs, Dietary Exposure, Food Supply, Consumer Exposure, Dioxin Risks

The project "Review of maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs, impact on the consumer exposure and the food supply", was initiated by The Nordic Council of Ministers as one of their project to follow up th...

Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services
			: A model for Europe?

Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services : A model for Europe? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Aila-Leena Matthies

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312899

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, National Welfare, Civic Society, Existing Research, Nordic Analysis, European Researchers, European Context

When well functioning national welfare states are put under pressure, also the tasks of civic society and citizens' mutual responsibility are being re-defined. Hence, the significance of the civic society organisat...

Reference conditions and EQOs for aquatic vegetation and macrozoobenthos

Reference conditions and EQOs for aquatic vegetation and macrozoobenthos »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Alf B. Josefsson , Karsten Dahl , Jesper H. Andersen , Jan Karlsson , Jens Kjerulf Petersen , Lars-Ove Loo , Jan Magnusson , Frithjof Moy , Per Nilsson , and Ole Schou Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312905

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Methodological Approach, Ecosystems, Aquatic Vegetation, Macrozoobenthos, Empirical Models, Anthropogenic

Development of a methodological approach to define and characterise type areas of selected elements of the ecosystems in the open parts of the Skagerrak and Kattegat. The selected elements are aquatic vegetation on...

Legislation on Biotechnology in the Nordic Countries
			: an overview

Legislation on Biotechnology in the Nordic Countries : an overview »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312738

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Biotechnology, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, Prenatal Diagnosis, Stem Cell Research, Cloning, Gene Therapy

The legislation on biotechnology varies markedly from one Nordic country to another. The aim of this report by the Nordic Committee on Bioethics is to give the reader information of the current status in the differ...

Interventions aimed at reducing the risk of acquiring Campylobacter from poultry products

Interventions aimed at reducing the risk of acquiring Campylobacter from poultry products »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hjörleifur Einarsson , and Franklin Georgsson

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312714

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Food Safety, Campylobacter, Salmonellosis, Poultry Products, Pathogens, Campylobacteriosis

Food safety is one of the main priorities of the Nordic ministers for agriculture, fisheries and food and has been underlined by the ministers Greenland declaration. One of the hazards associated with food consumpt...

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...

Evaluation and control of occupational health risks from nanoparticles

Evaluation and control of occupational health risks from nanoparticles »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315630

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Rapid Growth, Nanoparticle Industry, Nordic Countries, Engineering Techniques, Welding Fume, Carbon Black

Rapid growth in the nanoparticle industry is anticipated in the Nordic countries owing to highly focused national research and investment initiatives. Knowledge on consequences for occupational exposures to enginee...