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Since the beginning of the nineties, the total employment in Nordic manufacturing has fallen with app. 500,000 persons. In spite of this fall in the employment level, manufacturing still has considerable importance for the Nordic countries.
  • 02 Dec 2015
  • Henrik Gåverud, Mikael Jönsson, Johan Lindenfors
  • Pages: 37
Grontmij AB har kartlagt och analyserat behovet av ett ökat nordiskt samarbete kring byggande/byggnader och energi. Det konstateras att det finns ett behov av ökat samarbete och av mer kunskapsöverföring mellan byggmyndigheterna.
  • 23 Oct 2015
  • Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Lars Jensen
  • Pages: 77
This report discusses how policymakers should deal with economic distortions on the cost-side of cost-benefit analysis in the area of environmental policies, and assesses the existing Nordic guideline recommendations.
  • 21 Oct 2015
  • Laura Merrill, Andrea M. Bassi, Richard Bridle, Lasse T. Christensen
  • Pages: 59
This report presents research on fossil fuel subsidy reform across 20 countries and reveals an average reduction in national GHG emissions of 11% by 2020 from potential reform, and savings of USD 93 per tonne of CO2.
  • 09 Oct 2015
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 100
The project Survey SMEs includes a survey on what heat pump, boiler and air conditioning industry in the Nordic countries know about ecodesign and energy labelling legislation and what information they request.
  • 09 Oct 2015
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 74
The project Strategic Nordic Products – Heat pumps, includes an overview of legislation, national schemes and actions taken to promote energy efficient heat pumps, and makes recommendations on further actions and possible cooperation to be carried...
The project presents a calculation of the benefits and effects of the current market surveillance of ecodesign and energy labelling in the Nordic countries.
  • 08 Oct 2015
  • Göran Melin, Miriam Terrell, Karolina Henningsson
  • Pages: 85
Nordplus is one of the most widely known initiatives under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. For decades, Nordplus has provided a large number of people in the Nordic countries with opportunities to study or in other ways get culture...
  • 02 Oct 2015
  • Anders Enetjärn, Scott Cole, Matleena Kniivilä, Svein Erik Hårklau, Linus Hasselström, Tryggve Sigurdson, Johan Lindberg
  • Pages: 145
Environmental impacts are increasing due to human activities. The overuse of the benefits nature provides us is the direct result of our failure to put a price on these benefits. One way of addressing this is to require environmental compensation.
The Nordic countries are currently facing major challenges with regard to maintaining and further developing social welfare. Against this background, the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in autumn 2013 to appoint a working group to map initiatives...
  • 16 Sep 2015
  • Christina Wainikka
  • Pages: 55
Arbetsmarknadsutbildning är en viktig del av arbetsmarknadspolitiken, en pusselbit i det större välfärdssystemet. De nordiska länderna har utvecklat en modell där fokus i högre utsträckning är på att trygga anställningsbarheten än på att säkra...
  • 14 Sep 2015
  • Anne Lagerqvist, Bryndís Eva Birgisdóttir, Thorhallur Ingi Halldorsson, Catherine Thomsen, Per Ola Darnerud, Natalia Kotova
  • Pages: 82
This report is based on the seminar “Human biomonitoring (HBM) as a tool in policy making towards consumer safety” directed towards professionals involved in HBM programs, legislators and other policy-makers, risk assessors as well as researchers...
  • 08 Sep 2015
  • Karsten Albæk, Rita Asplund, Erling Barth, Lena Lindahl, Kristine Von Simson, Pekka Vanhala
  • Pages: 297
Young people follow highly different trajectories from age 16 up to age 20, a time period which is often argued to be the most critical in terms of their future labour market outcomes. The focus of this report is on investigating the look of these...
  • 07 Sep 2015
  • Renata Tomczak-Wandzel, Eilen Arctander Vik, Tomasz Wandzel
  • Pages: 120
The Nordic Council of Ministers, the BAT Group under the Working Group for sustainable consumption and production, has requested the consultant to prepare a report on Best Available Techniques (BAT) in fish processing industry in the Nordic countries.
The Knowledge Triangle programme was initiated by the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011 with the aim to study and promote knowledge transfer between innovation actors in academia, industry and public sectors of the Nordic countries.
  • 02 Sep 2015
  • Veronica Öhrvik, Monica Hauger Carlsen, Anna Källman, Thea Amalie Martinsen
  • Pages: 56
Food composition data is important in nutritional policy making. However, food analyses are expensive and to use analysed values only is not economically justifiable; hence recipe calculations are important for the quality of food composition databases.
  • 26 Aug 2015
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 143
An increasing share of intermittent renewable generation and reduced profitability of conventional power generation has led to a growing concern for capacity adequacy in the Nordic electricity market (Nord Pool market area).
  • 26 Aug 2015
  • Anne Antman, Stein Brubæk, Bente Hessellund Andersen, Kajsa Lindqvist, Miriam Markus-Johansson, Jacob Sørensen, Jenny Teerikangas
  • Pages: 199
This report constitutes the main outputs of the project “Pathways to a Nordic food system that contributes to reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants”. The overall goals are to present the baseline data regarding the Nordic...
  • 19 Aug 2015
  • Ågot Li, Signe Sem, Julie Tesdal Håland, Jens Højslev Petersen, Lisbeth Krüger Jensen
  • Pages: 46
Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have in 2013–2015 conducted a Nordic project on food contact materials. Food contact materials are used in all stages of food production and can be a general source of contamination.
  • 19 Aug 2015
  • Henrik Lindhjem, Rasmus Reinvang, Marianne Zandersen
  • Pages: 186
Cultural ecosystem services in the form of experiences derived from landscapes are potentially important, but often overlooked. Given the large and unprecedented landscape changes many of the Nordic countries are undergoing, there is a need to find...
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