• 22 Mar 2018
  • Anna Karlsdottìr, Linus Rispling, Gustaf Norlén, Linda Randall, Nora Sánchez Gassen, Timothy Heleniak, Erik Peurell, Nina Rehn-Mendoza, Helena Lagercrantz
  • Pages: 81
State of the Nordic Region 2018 Migration and Integration presents a series of facts and figures showing the current state of integration within core socioeconomic sectors, including demography, the labour force, health, and foreign background in...
Potential policy instruments that can accelerate a transition toward a circular economy in the Nordic construction sector, including demolition of buildings, are discussed and assessed. Sixteen interviews were carried out with actors representing...
  • 22 Feb 2018
  • Jónas R. Viðarsson, Marvin Ingi Einarsson, Sigurður Örn Ragnarsson, Unn Laksá, Rannvá Danielsen, Audun Iversen, Edgar Henriksen, Tønnes Berthelsen, Heather Manuel, Tom Brown, David Decker, Henrik S. Lund, Bengt Larson, Carl-Axel Ottosson
  • Pages: 89
Coastal fisheries play a vital role in the marine sector of the Nordic countries and serves as a backbone of the economy of many smaller coastal communities. The coastal fleets usually have a big presence in smaller, more remote fishing villages,...
  • 15 Feb 2018
  • Jon Erik Dølvik, Kristin Jesnes
  • Pages: 79
This report presents a preliminary knowledge status about implications of the sharing economy for labour markets and employment relations in the Nordic countries. It also reviews how the Nordic countries and their social partners approach the sharing...
  • 05 Feb 2018
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 200
State of the Nordic Region 2018 gives you a unique look behind the scenes of the world’s most integrated region, comprised of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, along with Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Åland. The report presents a...
  • 18 Jan 2018
  • Karin Kindbom, Ingrid Mawdsley, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Kristina Saarinen, Kári Jónsson, Kristin Aasestad
  • Pages: 76
Emission inventories of Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), and especially of Black Carbon are uncertain and not always comparable. Comparable and reliable emission inventories are essential when aiming for efficient strategies and policies for...
  • 19 Dec 2017
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 81
Demand side flexibility is the ability of power consumers to reduce their demand in periods of peak load, possibly shifting demand to other periods. The organisation for the Nordic energy regulators, NordREG, has ordered this study to explore demand...
  • 18 Dec 2017
  • Johann Fridrik Fridriksson, Kristinn Tómasson, Tove Midtsundstad, Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum, Anne Inga Hilsen, Kerstin Nilsson, Maria Albin
  • Pages: 121
The project shows that the working environment is rarely the sole cause of early retirement, but working environment factors may explain a large fraction of the transition to disability pension in particular. Several working environment predictors of...
  • 18 Dec 2017
  • Maria Dam, Guðjón A. Auðunsson, Hans H. Poulsen, Ingrid A. Berg, Lone Kristensen, Jan Stenersen, Fríðbjørg N. Joensen, Vivie K. Davidsen, Susanne B. Petersen
  • Pages: 166
The four Nordic cities included in the present study form a gradient both in climate, from oceanographic temperate in Tórshavn at 620 N to arctic in Tromsø at 69.70N, and in population, from less than 6000 inhabitants in Sisimiut to close to 120 000...
  • 13 Dec 2017
  • Johan Karlsson, Elin Röös, Tove Sjunnestrand, Kajsa Pira, Malin Larsson, Bente Hessellund Andersen, Jacob Sørensen, Tapani Veistola, Jaana Rantakokko, Sirkku Manninen, Stein Brubæk
  • Pages: 95
Farming is the foundation of our food system. While the prerequisite for farming is a clean environment and a diverse nature, agriculture is currently the cause of major environmental problems, including greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions. The...
The organisation for the Nordic energy regulators, NordREG, has ordered this study to explore status of demand side flexibility among Nordic distribution system operators (DSOs). Demand side response is a question of mobilising potential flexibility...
  • 04 Dec 2017
  • David Watson, Maria Elander, Anja Charlotte Gylling
  • Pages: 55
Extending the active lifetimes of textile products should be prioritised in efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of textile production. However, once textiles are worn out, recycling them back into new textile products is environmentally...
  • 28 Nov 2017
  • Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Pages: 45
Nordiska konjunkturgruppen has operated under the Nordic Council of Ministers since 2004 and consists of experts from the Nordic Finance Ministries. The group exchanges information on macroeconomic and structural developments on a continuous basis.
  • 09 Nov 2017
  • Kerstin Ahlberg, Antti Kauhanen, Jari Lindström, Raymond Torres, Shauna Olney, Lisbeth Pedersen, Maríanna Traustadóttir, Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Thomas Janson
  • Pages: 89
The conference aimed to identify Nordic and global future of work trends including new forms of work and new technologies and production models resulting from digitalization. It pointed to challenges of ensuring adequate protection, employment...
  • 08 Nov 2017
  • Guðný Björk Eydal, Stefán Ólafsson, Siv Friðleifsdóttir
  • Pages: 67
The Nordic Welfare Watch was a leadership programme during the Icelandic presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014 and consisted three main projects: Nordic Welfare Watch – in Response to Crisis, Welfare Consequences of Financial Crises,...
This project, based on a research study of good cases on inclusion from the Nordic countries, tries to answer the question: What is required for new arrivals to become part of a new society and working life? The result was presented during a one day...
  • 08 Nov 2017
  • Martin Wänerholm
  • Pages: 135
The Nordic Council of Ministers BAT Group under the Working Group for sustainable consumption and production, commissioned to Swerea SWECAST AB to prepare a Best Available Techniques (BAT) report for foundries in the Nordic countries.
  • 30 Oct 2017
  • David Watson, Naoko Tojo, Bjørn Bauer, Leonidas Milios, Anja Charlotte Gylling, Harald Throne-Holst
  • Pages: 85
The circular economy offer opportunities to reduce resource use and waste whilst providing business opportunities. This is also true in the mobile phone industry that has been characterised by high rates of product obsolescence. The emergence of the...
  • 27 Oct 2017
  • Max Nielsen, Staffan Waldo, Ayoe Hoff, Rasmus Nielsen, Frank Asche, Johan Blomquist, Ole Bergesen, Jónas R. Viðarsson, Sigridur Sigurðardóttir, Ragnheiður Sveinþórsdóttir
  • Pages: 104
Fishers are often perceived to be poor, and low income levels are used to justify subsidies and other types of direct and indirect income support to maintain coastal communities. In this study we investigate fishers’ income levels in four Nordic...
  • 26 Oct 2017
  • Martin Schlabach, Peter Haglund, Malcolm Reid, Pawel Rostkowski
  • Pages: 85
This report describes the results of a suspect screening study in samples from city areas in the Nordic countries. In contrast to target analysis, suspect screening starts with a general sample preparation and identification including as much...
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