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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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PCR for detection of Campylobacter

PCR for detection of Campylobacter »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313209

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Important Cause of Gastrointestinal Disease, Number of Human Infections, Strategic Slaughter of Broilers, Participating Laboratories, Detailed Protocols, Food Analysis for Detection

Campylobacteriosis is currently the single most important cause of gastrointestinal disease in Denmark and several other European countries. One of the available tools for reducing the number of human infections is...

Simple estimation of effect factors for toxicity used for screening LCA

Simple estimation of effect factors for toxicity used for screening LCA »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ole Willum

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313643

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Toxicity Data, Chemical Substances, Life Cycle Assessment, Human Toxicity, EDIP Methodology, Advisory Lists

The approach of this project was based on the assumption that relevant toxicity data can be extracted from the risk-phrases that have been assigned to the chemical substances and published on official and advisory...

Cordless Power Tools in the Nordic Countries

Cordless Power Tools in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311557

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Recharging the Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Batteries, Portable Nickel-cadmium (NiCd) Batteries, Technical Factors, Cordless Power, Substituting NiMH for NiCd Batteries, Nordic Council of Ministers

The toxic heavy metal cadmium is used in rechargeable nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries, and is spread to the environment through, among others, treatment of waste containing the batteries that have not been sorted o...

Source-Receptor and Inverse Modelling to quantify urban PARTiculate emissions (SRIMPART)

Source-Receptor and Inverse Modelling to quantify urban PARTiculate emissions (SRIMPART) »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bruce Denby , Christer Johansson , Matthias Karl , Ari Karppinen , Matthias Ketzel , Jaakko Kukkonen , Herdis Laupsa , Mia Pohjola , and Peter Wåhlin

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319065

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Airborne Particulate Matter, Health Risk, Emission Sources, SRIMPART, Receptor Modelling, Inverse Modelling

Airborne particulate matter (PM) is considered to be a significant health risk for humans. Yet, concentration levels in much of Europe still remain high. One of the major emission sources of primary PM2.5 (airborne...

Indicators for the Information Society in the Baltic Region
			: Action Line 6

Indicators for the Information Society in the Baltic Region : Action Line 6 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312356

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, NeDAP, Internet Applications, Eskills and Elearning, Eindicators, Eenvironment, Einclusion

The Northern e-Dimension Action Plan - NeDAP - 2005-06 was adopted by the Heads of Government of the Council of the Baltic Sea States during the 5th Baltic Sea States Summit in June 2004, and by the Nordic Council...

Intra-Nordic Barriers to Seafood Trade

Intra-Nordic Barriers to Seafood Trade »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315180

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Fish Industry Associations, Seafood Trade, Nordic Trade in Fishery Products, European Free Trade Association, Identifying Possible Trade Barriers, European Economic Area

A working group consisting of representatives of fish industry associations of the Nordic countries has examined the seafood trade patterns in the Nordic countries with the objective of identifying possible trade b...

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...

Workshop on Review and Assessment of European Air Pollution Policies

Workshop on Review and Assessment of European Air Pollution Policies »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311632

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, European Policies, Air Pollution Strategy, Swedish Research Programme, Nordic Council of Ministers, EU CAFE programme, CLRTAP

The development of European policies on air pollution prevention is currently in an intensive phase. The European Commission Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) programme is preparing an air pollution strategy and the Conv...

Baltic Sea Region Co-operation on Sustainable Urban heritage Management
			: Activities of the working group Sustainable Historic Towns 2001-2002

Baltic Sea Region Co-operation on Sustainable Urban heritage Management : Activities of the working group Sustainable Historic Towns 2001-2002 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289309646

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Urban Heritage Management, Sustainable Historic Towns, Regional and Local Authorities, Management and Good Practices, Participation with National, Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage

Urbanisation is considered to be one of the most important challenges of the 21st century, affecting also the authorities working with urban heritage conservation. Indicators for sustainable development for Urban H...

Political Consumerism: Its Motivations, Power, and Conditions in the Nordic Countries and Elsewhere
			: Proceedings from the 2nd International Seminar on Political Consumerism, Oslo August 26 - 29, 2004

Political Consumerism: Its Motivations, Power, and Conditions in the Nordic Countries and Elsewhere : Proceedings from the 2nd International Seminar on Political Consumerism, Oslo August 26 - 29, 2004 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311298

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Political Consumerism, Analyzing Characteristics, Observation that Consumer Choice, Environmental Responsibility, Global Solidarity, Motivations to Express

The concept of political consumerism draws on the observation that consumer choice and the rising politics of products is an increasingly important form of political participation, especially with regard to such is...