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  • 19 Mar 2019
  • Anders Vestergaard Jensen, Nic Craig
  • Pages: 77
Building with wood has an untapped potential to transform the construction industry and create the next generation of low-carbon and healthy buildings. The Nordics, with an abundance of sustainably managed forest resources and a long history of...
  • 17 Apr 2019
  • Lene Buhl-Mortensen, Julian Mariano Burgos, Petur Steingrund, Pål Buhl-Mortensen, Steinunn H. Ólafsdóttir, Stefán Á. Ragnarsson
  • Pages: 144
This report presents results from the NovasArc project that has collated data on the distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters. Eleven VMEs were identified, based on management goals for coral and sponge...
  • 18 Mar 2019
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 49
Visitor management is a key tool in improving the recreational carrying capacity of the Nordic national parks, in light of the challenges presented by growing visitor numbers and new types of visitor behaviour. A more strategic and collaborative...
Veterinary contingency planning in the Nordic-Baltic countries aims to prepare national veterinary administrations and stakeholders to respond speedily and effectively to an emergency situation caused by highly contagious trans-boundary viral...
  • 28 Mar 2019
  • Moa Tunström, Shinan Wang
  • Pages: 37
Issues related to segregation and integration are major responsibilities and challenges for cities, and a segregated urban environment can be understood as a symptom of wider social injustices. In this brief overview of current research on...
Swedish
  • 17 Mar 2019
  • Gretta Goldenman, Meena Fernandes, Michael Holland, Tugce Tugran, Amanda Nordin, Cindy Schoumacher, Alicia McNeill
  • Pages: 191
PFAS (per and polyfluoroalkylsubstances) are known to be extremely difficult to degrade in the environment and to be bioaccumulative and toxic. Exposure to PFAS is suspected to increase the risk of adverse health effects, such as impacts on the...
  • 20 Mar 2019
  • Stein Mortensen, Per Dolmer, Åsa Strand, Lars-Johan Naustvoll, Ane Timenes Laugen
  • Pages: 18
The Pacific oyster has established populations in Scandinavian coastal waters. The species is considered alien and invasive and dense populations may cause changes in benthic habitats. It is, however, one of the world’s most important aquaculture...
Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
  • 02 Apr 2019
  • Ing. A. Hafner, C.H. Gabrielii, K. Widell
  • Pages: 77
Fishing vessels can be equipped with energy efficient refrigeration technology applying natural working fluids. Ammonia refrigeration systems have been the first choice, but CO2 units have also become increasingly common in the maritime sector in the...
  • 09 May 2019
  • Emelie von Bahr, Geir Vasseljen Mørkrid, Kristian Sipiläinen, Peter G. Madsen, Sandra Friis-Jensen
  • Pages: 90
What role do evaluations for environmental policies have in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden? And could evaluations be better implemented in order to create and uphold effective and efficient environmental policies? These are...
  • 10 Jan 2019
  • L. Vandermeeren, Siri Voll Dombu
  • Pages: 59
Nature provides us with a multitude of goods like food and fiber, drinking water, protection against floods and storms, carbon storage and recreational services like swimming and bird watching. Our welfare and well-being depend on these goods and...
  • 30 Jan 2019
  • Soile Oinonen, Johanna Pohjola, Jani Salminen, Virpi Lehtoranta, Tuija Mattsson, Sari Väisänen, Luke Dodd
  • Pages: 18
Current indicators of economic growth (e.g., GDP) do not adequately consider sustainability, while environmental indicators alone fail to acknowledge the economic needs of a society. Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) can be the tool that fills the gap...
  • 15 Mar 2019
  • Karin Kindbom, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Kristina Saarinen, Kári Jónsson, Kristin Aasestad
  • Pages: 22
Emission inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), and especially of Black Carbon are uncertain and not always comparable between countries. Comparable and reliable emission inventories are essential when aiming for efficient strategies...
  • 18 Feb 2019
  • Anna Fråne, Jurate Miliute-Plepiene, Alexandra Maria Almasi, Anna-Karin Westöö
  • Pages: 120
The aim of the project was to map PVC waste streams in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The available estimates are made occasionally, mostly within the frames of different projects and are not based on any formalized official reporting system or...
  • 15 Mar 2019
  • Anna Kärrman, Thanh Wang, Roland Kallenborn, Anne Marie Langseter, Siri Merete Grønhovd, Erik Magnus Ræder, Jan Ludvig Lyche, Leo Yeung, Fangfang Chen, Ulrika Eriksson, Rudolf Aro, Felicia Fredriksson
  • Pages: 153
This report describes a screening study of in all ninety-nine conventional and emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Nordic environment. In addition, extractable organic fluorine (EOF) was analysed. The latter can provide the...
  • 03 May 2019
  • Caroline Haglund Stignor, Tommy Walfridson
  • Pages: 111
The study presented in this report has been performed for Nordsyn sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The aim of this study was to analyse if the information given on the energy labels of air-to-water heat pumps give consumers in Nordic...
  • 09 May 2019
  • Caroline Haglund Stignor, Tommy Walfridson
  • Pages: 95
This study was performed for Nordsyn sponsored by Nordic Council of Ministers. The aim was to analyse if the energy labels of air-to-air heat pumps give consumers in Nordic countries sufficient information on energy performance, since declared...
  • 27 Mar 2019
  • Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir
  • Pages: 69
Tourism is an important, growing industry in all the Nordic countries, but until recently, it has not had a particularly strong focus within the Nordic cooperation framework. This is changing rapidly, and the Nordic Council of Ministers has given a...
  • 08 Mar 2019
  • Esa Salminen, Johan Mjöberg, Juhani Anhava
  • Pages: 81
The cheramic sector covers very different types of products made of mostly inorganic and non-metallic materials by a firing process. This report covers the manufacture of the following product groups: Coarse ceramics: expanded clay aggregates,...
  • 13 May 2019
  • Anna Laine, Mikko Halonen, Jenni Mikkola, Katharina Lütkehermöller, Niklas Höhne, Maria Jose de Villafranca Casas
  • Pages: 45
The Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA) covers a wealth of cooperative action between governments, cities, businesses, non-governmental organisations and citizens. Non-state climate initiatives under the GCAA represent a key means to rapidly bridge...
  • 26 Apr 2019
  • Vilde Hernes, Jacob Nielsen Arendt, Pernilla Andersson Joona, Kristian Rose Tronstad
  • Pages: 141
This report has been commissioned by the Labour Market Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The chief aim is to provide policy-relevant knowledge by conducting a comparative analysis of refugee labour-market integration in Scandinavia....
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