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Breaking the Oil Spell

The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

This book discusses efforts by GCC countries to diversify their economies, and takes lessons from other countries that have generated long-term growth.

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The pelagic Complex in the North East Atlantic Ocean
			: Challenges and possibilities in the pelagic sector - looking towards the future

The pelagic Complex in the North East Atlantic Ocean : Challenges and possibilities in the pelagic sector - looking towards the future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322287

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Faroese Chairmanship, Nordic Fisheries Cooperation 2010, Scientifically-based and Politically, Pelagic Fisheries in the North East Atlantic Ocean, Future Activities Designed to Foster Dialogue, Renewed Collaboration

The Pelagic Complex conference was the major event in the Faroese Chairmanship of the Nordic Fisheries Cooperation 2010. The overall goal of the conference was to facilitate a scientifically-based and politically r...

Articles treated with antibacterial agents
			: Outline of a strategy to reduce unjustified use

Articles treated with antibacterial agents : Outline of a strategy to reduce unjustified use »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Lolo Heijkenskjöld

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327244

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Antibacterial Garbage Bags, Antibiotics, Microorganisms, Antibacterial Agents, Nordic Workshop, Nordic Council of Ministers

Do we need antibacterial garbage bags? A wide range of antibacterial consumer articles can be found on the Internet. Mostly there is no information on the antibacterial agents used or on their efficacy. Does this r...

Towards a Nordic textile strategy
			: Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of textiles

Towards a Nordic textile strategy : Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of textiles »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Helena Dahlbo , Maria Elander , Stefán Gíslason , Nikola Kiørboe , Kari-Anne Lyng , Katja Moliis , David Palm , Tomas Rydberg , Hanna Salmenperä , and Haben Tekie

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327947

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Textile Strategy, Textile Flows, Sorting Systems, Collection Flows, Contamination Levels, Cost

This report is the primary outcome from Part I of the project "Towards a Nordic textile strategy - Collection, sorting, reuse and recycling of textiles" initiated by the Nordic Waste Group (NAG). The report for Par...

A comparative analysis of taxes and CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries

A comparative analysis of taxes and CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Henrik Duer , Pernille Øvre Ritnagel , and Camilla Rosenhagen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9789289322164

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, CO2 Emissions, Passenger Cars, Registration Tax, Annual Circulation Tax, Company Car Schemes, CO2 Efficient Cars

The report discusses how economic instruments can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries. The analysis indicate that The registration tax and the annual circulation tax can cont...

Trafficking in Human Beings

Trafficking in Human Beings »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327671

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Reported Cases of Trafficking, Human Trafficking has Increased, Identification of Victims, Russian Cooperation Project, Knowledge About Human Trafficking, International Organized Crime

In the Nordic countries, most of the reported cases of trafficking in human beings today concern women and girls trafficked for sexual exploitation, but experiences from Europe indicate that human trafficking has i...

Ecosystem Services in Forests
			: How to assess and value them? Nordic Workshop, Oslo, Thursday 13th September 2012 - Conference report

Ecosystem Services in Forests : How to assess and value them? Nordic Workshop, Oslo, Thursday 13th September 2012 - Conference report »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327855

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Ecosystem, Forests, Nordic Council of Ministers, Oslo, Valuation Challenges, Knowledge of Services

A Nordic Workshop on "Ecosystem Services in Forests - how to assess and value them" was held in Oslo Thursday the 13th of September 2012. During the day, 13 presentations were made, and altogether 41 participants h...

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...

Nordic Economic Policy Review Number 1/2010
			: Fiscal Consequences of the Crisis

Nordic Economic Policy Review Number 1/2010 : Fiscal Consequences of the Crisis »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289320894

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Economic Policy, Nordic Council of Ministers, Professional Economists, Nordic Economic Associations, Economy and national budget, Employment Protection Legislation

The Nordic Economic Policy Review is published by the Nordic Council of Ministers and addresses policy issues in a way that is useful for informed non-specialists as well as for professional economists. All article...

Measures to promote Nordic plant breeding

Measures to promote Nordic plant breeding »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anders Nilsson , and Roland von Bothmer

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289320009

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Swedish Presidency, Nordic Council of Ministers, Swedish Ministry of Agriculture, Climate Change and Bioenergy, Nordic Agriculture, Nordic Plant Breeding

In its preparations for the Swedish presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2008 the Swedish Ministry of Agriculture decided to focus on two issues, Climate Change and Bioenergy. Climate Change will have p...

Climate and Air Pollution
			:  - future challenges for the Nordic countries in relation to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and the EU

Climate and Air Pollution : - future challenges for the Nordic countries in relation to the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution and the EU »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Peringe Grennfelt , and Øystein Hov

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318716

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Climate, Air Group, Long-Range Transport, Air Pollution, Multi-Pollutant and Effect Approach, Climate Change

The Climate and Air Group under Nordic Council of Ministers supports the work within the Convention on Long-Range Transport of Air Pollution (CLRTAP). It has promoted science and policy tools including atmospheric...