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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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Positive Factors at Work
			: The First Report of the Nordic Project

Positive Factors at Work : The First Report of the Nordic Project »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Gunnar Aronsson , Vilhelm Borg , Marit Christensen , Klas Gustafsson , Jari Hakanen , Karoline Hofslett Kopperud , and Lisa Vivoll Straum

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289315845

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Positive Psychology, Human Life, Organisational Psychology, Positive Factors at Work, Positive Approach, Nordic Welfare

Positive psychology investigates the positive aspects of human life. Positive psychologists contend that it is difficult to understand the factors that create health, balance and meaningful lives through studying s...

PGD and Embryo Selection
			: Report from an International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Embryo Selection

PGD and Embryo Selection : Report from an International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Embryo Selection »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312592

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Prenatal Screening Technologies, HLA-identical Embryo as Identified by PGD, Gisela Dahlquist, Mette Hartlev, Moral Deliberations, Genetic Diagnosis for Elective Sex Selection

The prenatal screening technologies are there and will be refined and used. However, prospective parents should be given a broad picture, including information from families with similarly impaired children and fro...

Sustainable Development of Food Safety
			:  - new bearings in the Nordic countries

Sustainable Development of Food Safety : - new bearings in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Lulu CH Krüger , Bente Fabech , Franklín Georgsson , Jørn Gry , Brynjulf Melhuus , Jan Movitz , Sigurður Örn Hansson , and Harriet Wallin

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310338

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Strategy Development Goals, Animal Health, Food Safety and Pathogenic Microorganisms, Restrict Chemical Contaminants, Natural Inherent Toxicants, Nutrition and Health

The Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden published a strategy for sustainable developments for 2001-2004. The strategy for 2005-2008 has 10 goals and some selected indicators. The 10 goals...

Seminar - Ethical Information about Food
			: Stockholm, March 25th 2004

Seminar - Ethical Information about Food : Stockholm, March 25th 2004 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310475

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Ethical Labeling of Foods, Ethical Requirements and Standard, Producers and Organisations About Ethical, Strengthened and Developed, Agricultural and Forestry, Fierce Price Competition

At a seminar in Stockholm on March 25th, 2004, the Nordic Council of Ministers opened a dialogue with consumers, trade, producers and organisations about ethical information about food. This seminar report gives an...

Assisted Reproduction in the Nordic Countries
			: A comparative study of policies and regulation

Assisted Reproduction in the Nordic Countries : A comparative study of policies and regulation »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312721

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Absence of a Comprehensive Policy, ART Policy Design, Restrictive Policy Design, Reproductive Technologies, Governmental Committees, Examining the Policy Design Processes

After five decades of intermittent attempts, the Nordic countries still have very different policies in the field of assisted reproduction. In the absence of a comprehensive policy design Finland has, by default, t...

Biological Waste Treatment in Norway and Sweden: What works well and what can be improved?
			: A synthesis of the nine projects in BUS

Biological Waste Treatment in Norway and Sweden: What works well and what can be improved? : A synthesis of the nine projects in BUS »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313681

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Biological Waste, BUS-synthesis, Environmental Protection Agency, Presentation of General Conclusions, Group on Organic Waste, Products and Waste (The PA-group)

A Swedish-Norwegian project for the follow-up and evaluation of large-scale systems for composting and digestion of source separated biological waste was carried out during 2002-2004, financed by The Swedish Associ...

Individual Financial Guarantee for Future Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Individual Financial Guarantee for Future Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): John Magne Skjelvik , and Haakon Vennemo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312837

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), European Economic Area (EEA), Human and the Environmental Damage, Producers and Importers, ECON, Collection and Treatment of WEEE

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has increased dramatically over recent years within the European Economic Area (EEA). Much of this waste is potentially damaging for humans and the environment if no...

Halon Critical Uses and Alternatives
			: A Nordic perspective

Halon Critical Uses and Alternatives : A Nordic perspective »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312509

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Halons, CFC's, Montreal Protocol Banned, EC Deplete the Ozone Layer Controlled Marketing, Annex 7, Extensive Internet Searching

Halons are the substances which are most harmful to the ozone layer, their potential to destroy ozone being three to ten times higher than that of CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons). Under the Montreal Protocol, halon pro...

Genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management
			: Report from a multi-disciplinary workshop in Rönne, Bornholm, 25-26 October 2006

Genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management : Report from a multi-disciplinary workshop in Rönne, Bornholm, 25-26 October 2006 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Teija Aho , Geir Dahle , Johan Dannewitz , Ann-Britt Florin , Mikko Heino , Torbjörn Järvi , Torild Johansen , Eydfinn Magnussen , Juha Merilä , Einar Nielsen , Erik Petersson , and Skúli Skúlason

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315494

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Genetic Consequences of Fisheries, Fisheries Management, Genetic Data, Biological Data, Exploited Fish Species, Genetic Considerations

This report summarizes talks, discussions and conclusions from a multi-disciplinary workshop on genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management held in Rönne, Bornholm in October 2006. The workshop was i...

Mobility Management in the Nordic Countries

Mobility Management in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ann-Sofie Atterbrand , Brita Jorde , Olav Kasin , Thomas Krag , Björn Silfverberg , Johanna Skur , and Maija Stenvall

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311670

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Sustainable Mobility, Mobility Management, Sustainable Transportation, Demand for Motorized Transport, Effects of Mobility Management, Nordic Cooperation

The Nordic Council of Ministers and its working group on Sustainable Mobility have completed a survey on the current situation of Mobility Management in the Nordic Countries. Mobility Man-agement aims at promoting...