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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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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...

Macroeconomic Framework Conditions and the Management of Research and Development in the Nordic Countries

Macroeconomic Framework Conditions and the Management of Research and Development in the Nordic Countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Svend E. Hougaard Jensen , Svend Jespersen , and Per Svejstrup Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289312448

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Economies, Nordic Countries, Nordic Council of Ministers, Research and Development, Macroeconomic Framework, Danish Presidency

Research and development are often singled out as one of the key drivers of growth in the Nordic economies. However, there appears to be only limited knowledge about how the framework conditions for private sector...

The Valuation of Habitats for Conservation
			: Concepts, methods and applications

The Valuation of Habitats for Conservation : Concepts, methods and applications »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Erik Aude , Harald Bratli , Rasmus Ejrnæs , Jaan Liira , Bettina Nygaard , Roar Skovlund Poulsen , and Odd Stabbetorp

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311328

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Project on Increasing Societal Demands, Overall Conservation of Naturalness, Assessment of Nature Quality, Conservation Biology, Criteria for Conservation, Quality Assessments

This report summarises the work carried out in the last two years of a four-year project funded by Nordic Council of Ministers. The objective of the project was to develop concepts and methods for assessment of nat...

Handling and assessment of leachates from municipal solid waste landfills in the Nordic countries

Handling and assessment of leachates from municipal solid waste landfills in the Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Ketil Harstad

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314480

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, EU-legislation, Landfill Directive, National Leachate Monitoring Guidelines, European Legislation, Minimum Requirement Monitoring Program, Nordic Council of Ministers

EU-legislation, in particular the Landfill Directive, requires environmental monitoring of landfills, both pre- and post closure. In this report a comparison is given on national leachate monitoring guidelines in N...

Risk-based meat inspection in a Nordic context

Risk-based meat inspection in a Nordic context »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Truls Nesbakken , and Paul Skjaker

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314404

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Animal Origin, Meat Inspection, Country of Origin, Nordic Countries, EU Legislation, Risk-based Meat Inspection

The Regulation of official control on products of animal origin gives the opportunity for amending or supplementing existing procedures for meat inspection, whilst taking into account scientific and technical progr...

Sewage sludge fertilization of conifer forests in the Nordic countries and North America

Sewage sludge fertilization of conifer forests in the Nordic countries and North America »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312806

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Society Development, Ecological Sustainability, Sewage Sludge Directive, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Silviculture, Nordic Countries

In the society development towards increased ecological sustainability, decreasing landfill and increasing reuse of sewage sludge are of high priority. Within the European Union, a revision of the regulations for r...

The Environment and Public Procurement
			: Common Nordic Procurement Criteria?

The Environment and Public Procurement : Common Nordic Procurement Criteria? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314459

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Public Procurement, Environmental Considerations, Common Nordic Procurement Criteria, Economy and national budget, National Auspices, Nordic Environmental Labelling Scheme

In order to assist public procurement in facing up to environmental considerations, criteria have been developed in the Nordic countries over the last 15 years for a number of product groups both under national aus...

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
			: In a Nordic Perspective

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) : In a Nordic Perspective »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316194

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Capture of CO2, Industrial Processes, Geological Storage, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Climate Context, Specifically Pertaining

Capture of CO2 from industrial processes and geological storage may become a major option to mitigate man-made emissions of CO2. This study aims at providing understanding of the current state of carbon dioxide cap...

Defining reference conditions for coastal areas in the Baltic Sea

Defining reference conditions for coastal areas in the Baltic Sea »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Juris Aigars , Elinor Andrén , Annemarie Clarke , Daniel Conley , Torbjørn Johnsen , Steve Juggins , Atte Korhola , Richard Telford , Sirje Vilbaste , and Kaarina Weckström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315692

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Aim of DEFINE, Water Framework Directive (WFD), Palaeoecological Approach, Diatom-based Transfer Functions, Total Nitrogen (TN), Concentrations in Estuaries and Coastal Areas

The overall aim of DEFINE is to provide a methodology to define reference conditions for nutrient concentrations in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. This will aid the national authorities that surround the Balti...

Nordic Seabird Colony Databases
			: Results of a Nordic project on seabird breeding colonies in Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard

Nordic Seabird Colony Databases : Results of a Nordic project on seabird breeding colonies in Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Vidar Bakken , David Boertmann , Harvey Goodwin , Anders Mosbech , Bergur Olsen , Aevar Petersen , and Hallvard Ström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313018

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Arctic Nordic Action Plan, Seabird Colonies, Colony Survey Data, Study Plot Information, Format Harmonization, Conservation Status

Internationally important seabird resources are found in the Nordic countries (Greenland, Faeroes, Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Svalbard). To fulfill a recommendation of the Arctic Nordic Action Plan 1999, a project was...