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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

The MCD REO provides forecasts as to the economic outlook over 6 to 12 months of its publication date for the Middle East and Central Asia region.

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.

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...

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...