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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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Nutrition Labelling: Nordic Recommendations Based on Consumer Opinions

Nutrition Labelling: Nordic Recommendations Based on Consumer Opinions »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289309981

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nutrition Labeling of Foods, Fisheries, Agriculture, Forestry, Nutrition Information, Food Issues and Consumer Affairs

Nordic recommendations on nutrition labellingNordic work on general labelling of pre-packed foods in 2002 led to a Nordic Policy towards the labelling of Foods, published in the report TemaNord 2002:589. Since then...

Environmental Incentives and Nordic SMEs
			: Impact on Performance and Competitiveness

Environmental Incentives and Nordic SMEs : Impact on Performance and Competitiveness »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311762

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Environmental Incentives, Survey on Environmental Impacts, Environmental Management, Energy Efficiency, Highlights Economic Effects, Environmental Learning

This report identifies and investigates environmental incentives available for small and medium-sized enterprises in the Nordic countries. These comprise grants and loans for environmental management, environmental...

Survey of Special Waste Fractions in the Nordic Countries: Legislation, Logistics, Quantities, Treatment and Disposal
			: June 2004

Survey of Special Waste Fractions in the Nordic Countries: Legislation, Logistics, Quantities, Treatment and Disposal : June 2004 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311595

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Survey on Special Solid Waste Fractions, Financial Mechanisms, Special Waste Fractions, Physical Design of the Collection Systems, Overview of the Regulation, Handling and Treatment

The objective of the project presented in this report was to carry out a survey of selected special solid waste fractions that require separate handling and treatment in the Nordic countries. The aim of the survey...

Rethinking Nordic Co-operation in Higher Education 
			: National and Institutional Case Studies

Rethinking Nordic Co-operation in Higher Education : National and Institutional Case Studies »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Peter Maassen , Therese Marie Uppstrøm , and Terhi Nokkala

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311397

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, International Co-operation, Economization, Marketization, Strengthening, Rethinking Nordic Cooperation, Northern Europe

This report contains the empirical data and case descriptions of a study on internationalisation in higher education in the Nordic countries. A special emphasis is made on the Nordic dimension in international co-o...

Rethinking Nordic Co-operation in Higher Education
			: Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in Northern Europe in the Light of Bologna

Rethinking Nordic Co-operation in Higher Education : Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in Northern Europe in the Light of Bologna »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Peter Maassen , and Therese Marie Uppstrøm

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311335

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Internationalization, Higher Education, Academic Goals, Economization, Marketization, Empirical Data

This report presents the main outcomes of a study on internationalization in higher education in the Nordic countries, funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The study focuses on how academic goals of higher ed...

Harmonizing methods for the determination of dioxins in food

Harmonizing methods for the determination of dioxins in food »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Arne Büchert

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314541

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Sample Treatment, Analytical Methodology, Determination of Dioxin, Nordic Countries, Equipment and Analytical Methods, Nordic Dioxin Laboratories

Methods for sampling and sample treatment as well as the analytical methodology for determination of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in food have been discussed and evaluated at 2 workshops with participation from all...

Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility
			: Status after 10 year

Baltic Sea Region Testing Ground Facility : Status after 10 year »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jørgen Abildgaard , and Marianne Zandersen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316002

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Technical and Political Work of Ministers, Nordic Council of Ministers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Joint Implementation Set-up, Nordic Countries

This report gives an overview of the technical and political work of the Nordic Council of Ministers since 1993 to create a Joint Implementation set-up that mitigates greenhouse gas emissions at least costs with mu...

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region
			: Status, barriers and future

Bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian Region : Status, barriers and future »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Antti Asikainen , Arunas Bruzgulis , Aija Budreiko , Claus Felby , Karin Hansen , Satu Helynen , Jakob Hirsmark , Morten Ingerslev , Lars-Erik Larsson , Kenk Nyström , Henn Pärn , and Johan Vinterbäck

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313636

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Bioenergy, Agricultural Crops, Sustainable Energy Supply, Biofuels, Economy and Environment, Bioenergy Chain

The status of use of bioenergy, the current barriers for increased use and the future use of bioenergy in the Nordic-Baltic-NW Russian region is described in this report. In this region, forests are abundant and a...

Scoping Study on Releases from Products with a Proposal of the Next Steps

Scoping Study on Releases from Products with a Proposal of the Next Steps »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314466

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Environmental Database, Water and Soil, Pollutants, Harmful Chemicals, OECD

A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is an environmental database or inventory of potentially harmful chemicals and/or pollutants released to air, water and soil, and transferred off-site for treatment....

Interactions between Infections, Nutrients and Xenobiotics

Interactions between Infections, Nutrients and Xenobiotics »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

ISBN: 9789289311663

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Food Contamination, Chemical Substances, Xenobiotics, Microorganism Virulence, Food Toxicology, Uppsala University

During recent years there have been several incidents where symptoms of disease have been linked to consumption of food contaminated by chemical substances (e.g. TCDD). Furthermore, outbreaks of infections in food...