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Access and rights to forest genetic resources in the Nordic region
			: Current situation and future perspectives

Access and rights to forest genetic resources in the Nordic region : Current situation and future perspectives »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Sanna Black-Samuelsson , Ditte Christina Olrik , Gunnar Friis Proschowsky , Henrik Hallingbäck , Øyvind Meland Edvardsen , Tor Myking , Mari Rusanen , Tore Skrøppa , and Morten Walløe Tvedt

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323475

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Forest Genetic Resources, Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Forest Management, Plant Genetic Resources, Property Rights

Continued flexible exchange of forest genetic resources (FGR) in the Nordic region is important for sustainable forest management and for climate change adaptation and mitigation. For this reason, a high level poli...

Accessibility to Cultural Heritage
			: Nordic Perspectives

Accessibility to Cultural Heritage : Nordic Perspectives »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289319331

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Art and Culture, Physical Accessibility, Encounter with People, Good and Lasting Solutions, Time to Mature, Negative Consequences

Accessibility to cultural heritage is about consciousness, knowledge, creativity and balance Heritage has meaning only through its encounter with people. This report shows how accessibility questions are being addr...

Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas
			: Report from a workshop in Malmö, Sweden, 4-5 May 2010

Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas : Report from a workshop in Malmö, Sweden, 4-5 May 2010 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289321471

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Seabird Populations, Western-Nordic Areas, Nordic Council of Ministers, Breeding Failures, Environment, Energy

Priority actions that will help counteracting the declining trends in seabird populations in Western-Nordic areas including Scotland are presented in the report Action plan for seabirds in Western-Nordic areas, Rep...

Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive
			: A review of opportunities and barriers

Addressing resource efficiency through the Ecodesign Directive : A review of opportunities and barriers »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anja Bundgaard , Carl Dalhammar , Erika Machacek , Kristina Overgaard Zacho , and Arne Remmen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327206

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, European Union, Resource Efficiency, Ecodesign Directive, Energy Efficiency, Product Durability, Legal Standards

The European Union has initiated a number of initiatives to improve resource efficiency in Europe. The Ecodesign Directive is one of the policy instruments that could aid the transition towards a more resource effi...

AFFORNORD
			: Effects on Ecosystems, Landscape and Rural Development

AFFORNORD : Effects on Ecosystems, Landscape and Rural Development »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjarni Didrik Sigurdsson , Gudmundur Halldorsson , and Edda Sigurdis Oddsdottir

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289317184

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, AFFORNORD, Afforestation, Ecosystems, Nordic Countries, Biodiversity, Landscape Dynamics

The Nordic project AFFORNORD studied the effects of afforestation on ecosystems, landscape and rural development in the years 2004-2006. Forests play a major role in the environment and economy of the Nordic countr...

Age at retirement by educational background in Nordic countries

Age at retirement by educational background in Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289326667

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Labour Force, Nordic Countries, Retirement Age, Absent Additional Pension Policy Changes, Educational Level, Field of Study

The labour force in Nordic countries will change over the next few years. Absent additional pension policy changes, a majority of working persons age 50 and older will retire by 2020. Average retirement age varies...

Aggregation of indicators for biological diversity in the Nordic countries
			: Proceedings and recommendations from the workshop at Tune Landboskole, Denmark, 29 - 30 March 2006

Aggregation of indicators for biological diversity in the Nordic countries : Proceedings and recommendations from the workshop at Tune Landboskole, Denmark, 29 - 30 March 2006 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson , Ari-Pekka Auvinen , Anders Glimskär , Gregor Levin , Bo Normander , and Odd Stabbetorp

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313711

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Common Goal, Biodiversity, Species Abundance, Species Composition, Habitat Structure, Nordic Biodiversity Index

The Nordic countries have a common goal to halt the decline in biological diversity by 2010. Indicators and indices are important tools to describe the development in biodiversity and hence evaluate the 2010-target...

Agriculture and the environment in the Nordic countries
			: Policies for sustainability and green growth

Agriculture and the environment in the Nordic countries : Policies for sustainability and green growth »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Valborg Kvakkestad , Øystein Skutevik , and Anne Strøm Prestvik

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325950

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Agricultural Products, Natural Resources, Fragile Ecosystems, Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Green Growth, Water Pollution

In the future, demand for agricultural products will increase. The agricultural sector must meet the increase in demand without compromising the natural resources of which it depends on and damage fragile ecosystem...

Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds
			: A toxicological review and recommendations

Alkaloids in edible lupin seeds : A toxicological review and recommendations »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Jørn Gry , and Kirsten Pilegaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9789289318020

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Toxicity Data, Natural Toxicants, Lupin Seeds, Quinolizidin Alkaloids, Substituting Wheat, Safe Use

The report reviews the toxicity data on inherent natural toxicants in lupin seeds, especially quinolizidin alkaloids. Lupin seeds are increasingly used in the Nordic countries, partially substituting wheat flour in...

Benefits of Green Public Procurement

Benefits of Green Public Procurement »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Bjørn Bauer , Ida Bode , and Tue Dyekjær-Hansen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289319645

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Green Public Procurement (GPP), Private Sector, Sustainable Products and Services, Nordic Public Procurement, Strengthening GPP, Economy and national budget

Green Public Procurement (GPP) can play a significant a role in efforts to influence the private sector towards more sustainable products and services. Following an account of the environmental impact of Nordic pub...