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Nordic Council of Ministers

Works: 9,450 works in 15,916 publications in 7 languages and 39,216 library holdings
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End-of-waste criteria for construction & demolition waste by Ole Hjelmar( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the situation within the Nordic countries with respect to production and recycling of construction and demolition waste, in particular crushed concrete, in the form of aggregates, and discusses the conditions and requirements relating to environmental impacts for a possible application of the End-of-Waste option in the Waste Framework Directive. If this option is applied, the material may become a product and it will no longer be regulated by waste legislation. Regulation of crushed concrete under product legislation presents a number of challenges, particularly with respect to environmental protection. The report presents and proposes a methodology for the setting of leaching and risk-based criteria to be fulfilled by crushed concrete (and other waste aggregates) in order to obtain End-of-Waste status. It is further recommended to set impact-reducing conditions on the use of materials obtaining End-of-Waste criteria, and not to allow free use. It should be noted that the work described in this report was carried out during the period from 2010 to 2012
Technical report : Nordic Green to Scale by Nordic Council of Ministers( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical analysis for the Nordic Green to Scale report was commissioned to CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo), which is Norway's foremost institute for interdisciplinary climate research. The report illustrates the scaling potential of 15 proven Nordic low-carbon solutions and presents an analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions of these solutions and their scalability internationally
Social entrepreneurship and social innovation : initiatives to promote social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic countries. The main purpose of this mapping is to increase knowledge of initiatives to support social entrepreneurship and social innovation in the Nordic Region in the work to include disadvantaged groups in employment and society. This report presents the results from the mapping and the working group's recommendations for further follow-up
Trafficking in human beings by Nordic Council of Ministers( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Nordic countries, most of the reported cases of trafficking in human beings today concern women and girls trafficked for sexual exploitation, but experiences from Europe indicate that human trafficking has increased also in farming, household work, construction, and house building, as well as in begging, shoplifting and thefts. The conference Identification of victims and criminals - why we do not notice them on 30-31 May 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia formed the conclusion of a Nordic-Baltic-Northwest Russian cooperation project. Around 80 participants attended the two-day conference to discuss ways of identifying victims and criminals and to find answer to the question of why we do not notice victims or criminals, even though we now have available to us facts, figures, research and knowledge about human trafficking as a part of international organized crime
"New" POPs in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic and NE Atlantic areas during three decades by Maria Dam( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marine mammals hold a special position in the hearts of people inhabiting Nordic Arctic areas and in coastal communities around the North Atlantic Ocean as they are an essential part of the diet and traditional life-style. However, marine mammals are in a particularly vulnerable position as regards environmental pollutants, because of the large fat stores in their bodies which serve as a "magnet" to a large number of persistent and toxic pollutants. A Nordic Council of Ministers supported collaboration between Norway, Denmark/Greenland, Faroe Island, Iceland and Sweden set out to look for possible trends in "new" contaminants in marine mammals in Nordic Arctic waters. The "new" contaminants in focus are the brominated flame retardants including the PBDEs, methoxylated PBDEs, perfluorinated compounds including the PFOS family, and polychlorinated naphthalenes. In addition, a subset of the samples was analysed for brominated dioxins and dibenzofurans. The marine mammals studied were fin whale, minke whale, pilot whale, white-sided dolphins, harbour porpoise, ringed seal and hooded seal. The study aims at giving a wide scope of the presence of these "new" contaminants in marine mammals in recent time and going back to the 1980s using samples from specimen banks
A comparative analysis of taxes and CO₂ emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries by Henrik Duer( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report discusses how economic instruments can be used to reduce CO2 emissions from passenger cars in the Nordic countries. The analysis indicate that The registration tax and the annual circulation tax can contribute to a reduction in the average CO2 emission from new cars. Company car schemes in the Nordic countries provide incentives for larger cars and increased driving because of subsidies, and this has long term effect as a large share of new cars are registered as company cars but are used as private cars most of their lives. CO2 differentiated taxes can provide incentives to consumers to purchase CO2 efficient cars. Targeted broader packages which besides providing tax incentives also offer advantages to more environmentally friendly cars can be more effective than general tax increases. Transparency of targets and instruments is crucial for a large diffusion of CO2 efficient cars. The report has been commissioned by the Working Group on Environment and Economics under the Nordic Council of Ministers. The study was carried out by COWI
Initiatives on prevention of food waste in the retail and wholesale trades( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project was initiated by the Nordic Council of Ministers and its waste prevention group. The background to the project is that waste prevention is the highest priority in the waste hierarchy according to the EU Waste Directive. One other reason is the heavily increasing discussions in society on food waste in general. The project has been focusing on amounts of food waste, causes for food waste generation and initiatives to reduce the amounts of food waste from the retail and wholesale sector. Furthermore it gives some recommendations to measures that could be taken to change the present situation
The environmental impact of the consumption of sweets, crisps and soft drinks by Britta Florén( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content:• Summary• Background• The environmental impact of food in general• Aim and scope• Products studied and the inventory process• Results• Discussion and proposed improvements• Conclusions
Nordic cooperation with Russia in education and research by Eeva Korteniemi( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This study maps current and planned education and research cooperation that the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have with Russia. The study includes bilateral, Nordic, regional, intergovernmental and EU levels, but focuses on the bilateral, national level. The study covers all the fields of research and all the educational levels: primary and upper-secondary schools, vocational, higher and adult education. This study is of use on both a national and international level. It serves both readers who wish to obtain an overview of cooperation in bilateral education and research between the Nordic countries and Russia, as well as readers interested in becoming acquainted with the various forms in which Nordic countries cooperate in the fields of education and research with Russia as a whole. This study, commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, has been carried out by the Aleksanteri Institute, which is the Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki
Labour Market Mobility in Nordic Welfare States by Nordic Council of Ministers( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The report focuses on labour market mobility during the period 2000-2006 in four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The purpose is to study rates and determinants of mobility and how differences in the institutional settings in the four countries affect mobility outcomes. Especially, the institutional mix that is contained in the concept "flexicurity" has been in focus. Mobility types studied are: Transitions between labour market statuses. Transitions into and out of atypical employment. Workplace mobility, occupational mobility and mobility between industries. Data used are the Labour Force Surveys (LFS). Their panel structure has been utilized to measure changes in labour market situation after one year. The main conclusion is that the Danish flexicurity nexus leads to high mobility rates on the labour market. However, the study reveals high levels also in Norway. In general, Finland and Sweden shows lower mobility rates than the two other countries
Toxic substances in articles : the need for information by Rachel I Massey( )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of toxic chemicals in articles is a growing concern for public health and the environment. International trade results in substances being transported among regions. From toys and household items to electronic equipment and automobiles, toxic substances in articles are an increasingly important factor contributing to the global burden of toxic substances. Toxic substances in articles may pose threats at every stage of the product life cycle - production, use, and disposal or recycling. In this report, we consider a factor that is critical for the sound management of substances in articles: the availability of information. At present, there is no global system for provision of information about substances in a wide range of articles. First, the report describes the problem of toxic substances in articles, with detailed case studies of selected examples and considers the advantages that would result from better information management systems. Second, the report considers existing efforts to generate and disseminate information about substances in articles, both regulatory requirements and voluntary initiatives. Third, the report offers suggestions as to the questions and themes that would need to be considered in order to improve management of information about substances in articles
The United Nordic Federation by Gunnar Wetterberg( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nordic Region 2030: The five Nordic countries have formed a federal political entity - the United Nordic Federation. The new federation, with its joint constitution, joint government and population of 25 million, is a brand-new and major player on the European stage - well it would be if the countries have the courage to make it happen. The controversial historian Gunnar Wetterberg provides objective and detailed arguments for a new Nordic federation. A real federation, with responsibility for foreign and defence policy, the economic framework and all of the key legislative areas, from immigration to social policy. Last year, Wetterberg breathed new life into the debate about the rebirth of the Kalmar Union. The emotional, hard-hitting debate resonated all the way to Germany, Spain and Italy. He now presents his vision of the United Nordic Federation in theNordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers' Yearbook 2010. His highly controversial proposal is expected to reignite the debate in all five of the Nordic countries
Confidence rating of marine eutrophication assessments by C Murray( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the development of a methodology for assessing confidence in eutrophication status classifications. The method can be considered as a secondary assessment, supporting the primary assessment of eutrophication status. The confidence assessment is based on a transparent scoring of the 'value' of the indicators on which the primary assessment is made. Such secondary assessment of confidence represents a first step towards linking status classification with information regarding their accuracy and precision and ultimately a tool for improving or targeting actions to improve the health of the marine environment
Using sludge on arable land : effect based levels and longterm accumulation for certain organic pollutants by John Sternbeck( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the waste water treatment process in sewage treatment plants, sewage sludge is produced as a by-product. The sludge contains nitrogen and phosphorus that originate from the waste water. In addition to these nutrients, sludge also contains micronutrients and organic matter. Many of these substances are required for the production of food and they can be recycled by using sludge as a fertiliser on farm lands. Phosphorus is the nutrient that is of primary interest at present. This is due to the fact that phosphorus is a finite resource that is mined and has various levels of unwanted impurities. In the foreseeable future, there will be a shortage of phosphorus ore with low levels of impurities. Ores with higher levels of impurities may also be used in the production of mineral fertilisers in the future, but it may require that energy demanding cleaning techniques are used. Such a scenario will lead to higher market prices for phosphorus fertilisers, which may have social consequences on a global scale. It is therefore crucial that the available phosphorus is used efficiently, from an economic, environmental and social perspective
Implementing the Selfoss declaration : recommendations to Nordic forestry by Nordic Council of Ministers( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 2008 the Ministers and Secretaries of state responsible for Forestry in the Nordic countries held a conference in Selfoss Iceland. The topic of the conference was the importance of forests in facing up two of the most important environmental challenges of our time: global climate change and the global administration of freshwater resources. The conference concluded with a Ministerial declaration - The Selfoss Declaration on Sustainable Forestry. This report presents proposed policy recommendations for the implementation of the declaration. It further provides background information and an in-depth analysis of the challenges presented in the declaration. The aim of this report is to give recommendations to relevant actors within the Nordic forestry co-operation as to how the Selfoss Declaration can be implemented and followed up
Strategic use of public-private cooperation in the Nordic region by Guri Weihe( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nordic welfare states are facing significant demographic challenges now and in the future. At the same time life expectancy of the citizens is increasing. Thus more senior citizens need to be cared for by still fewer young people of taxable age. This development undermines the financial sustainability of the Nordic welfare state and presents a major medium to long-term challenge for the Nordic countries, if the high welfare service levels are to be sustained in the decades to come. One of the solutions to this challenge could be the implementation of new welfare technologies and innovative solutions which can increase efficiency of service providers and deliver more value for money. The aim of the project is to increase knowledge about public-private partnerships in the five Nordic countries, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, with a focus on the welfare sectors in these countries. Focus is on the following sectors: children and youth, elderly and handicapped, disease prevention, education, treatment and rehabilitation. The overall objective is to increase understanding of approaches, effects and perspectives in the use of public-private partnerships, in particular public-private innovation partnerships. This includes the use of public-private partnerships as a strategic tool for new business development for welfare solutions in the Nordic region
Brominated flame retardants (BFR) in the Nordic environment by Martin Schlabach( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present report describe the results of screening analyses of the occurrence of "new" brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in environmental samples from the Nordic countries. The aim of the screening was to establish whether, and if then to what extent, the non-polybrominated diphenyl eters BFRs are present at detectable levels in the environment. If the substances subjected for screening are found in amounts which are potentially harmful for the environment this will be followed up on national level. The Nordic screening project is run by a project group with representatives from the National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus Denmark, the Finnish Environment Institute, the Environment and Food Agency of Iceland, the Environment Agency of the Faroe Islands, the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The project is supported by the Nordic Chemicals Group and the Aquatic Ecosystems Group as well as the participating institutions. The chemical analyses have been carried out jointly by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL)
Together alone : BASIC countries and the climate change conundrum by Nordiska Ministerrådet( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring Work Well-Being and Productivity in the Nordic Countries A manual( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Globalisation pressures and demographic trends affect the chances of the Nordics to be prosperous and indirectly threaten the welfare states as we know them. These pressures and trends underline the twin challenge to the Nordics of productivity stagnation and a decreasing work force. A contribution to an answer to both challenges can be an increase in productivity and new ways to increase the work force. A good work environment can do both. In this context, the Nordic Council of Ministers has initiated a project aiming at clarifying the impact on productivity of work environment and well-being in companies. This report presents an indicator manual for use in measuring work environment in the Nordic countries. The report also outlines and defines a common Nordic concept of work wellbeing. The indicators serve as important first steps on the way to thorough econometric analysis of the relationship between work environment, well-being, and productivity
State of the art report on bullying at the workplace in the Nordic countries by Nordiska Ministerrådet( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Conseil des ministres des pays nordiques.

Conseil ministériel nordique

Conseil Nordique Conseil des Ministres des Pays Nordiques

Conseil nordique Conseil ministériel nordique

Conseil nordique Consejo nórdico de ministros

Conseil nordique des ministres.

Conseil nordique des ministres organisation intergouvernementale entre les pays nordiques

Conseil nordique Nordic council of ministers

Conseil nordique Nordisk ministerråd

Conseil nordique Nordiska ministerrådet

Conseil nordique Pohjoismaiden ministerineuvosto

Consejo Nórdico Consejo Nórdico de Ministros

Consejo Nórdico de Ministeros

Consejo nórdico de ministros

Conselho de Ministros Nórdico.

Conselho de Ministros Nórdicos

Consell Nòrdic de Ministres

Davviriikkaid ministerráðði

Davvirikkaid ministtaráđđi

Északi Miniszterek Tanácsa

Hokuō Kakuryō Hyōgikai

Kaija Karpijoki



NCM (Nordic Council of Ministers)


NMR (Nordisk ministerråd)


Norden (organisasjon)

Nordic Council Conseil des Ministres des Pays Nordiques

Nordic Council Consejo Nórdico de Ministros

Nordic Council Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordic Council Nordischer Ministerrat

Nordic Council Nordisk Ministerråd

Nordic Council Nordiska Ministerrådet

Nordic council of ministers

Nordic Council of Ministers (Copenhagen)

Nordic Council Pohjoismaiden Ministerineuvosto

Nordic Ministerial Council.

Nordische Ministerrat

Nordischer Ministerrat.

Nordischer Rat Nordischer Ministerrat

Nordisk ministerråd

Nordisk Ministerråd København

Nordisk Råd Conseil des Ministres des Pays Nordiques

Nordisk Råd Consejo Nórdico de Ministros

Nordisk Råd Nordic Council of Ministers

Nordisk Råd Nordischer Ministerrat

Nordisk Råd Nordisk Ministerråd

Nordisk Råd Nordiska Ministerråd

Nordisk Råd Nordiska Ministerrådet

Nordisk Råd Pohjoismaiden Ministerineuvosto

Nordiska Ministerråd

Nordiska ministerrådet.

Norðurlendska ráðharraráðið

Nordycka Rada Ministrów.

Norræna ráðherranefndin

Nunat Avannarliit Ministerrådia



Põhjamaade Ministrite Nõukogu

Pohjoisamaiden ministerineuvosto

Pohjoismaiden Ministeri-neuvosto.

Pohjoismaiden Ministerinenvosto

Pohjoismaiden ministerineuvosto.

Pohjoismaiden ministerineuvosto Pohjoismaiden hallitusten virallinen yhteistyöelin

Pohjoismaiden Neuvosto Pohjoismaiden Ministerineuvosto

Ráðerranefnd Norðurlanda

Ráðherranefnd Norðurlanda

Severská rada ministrov

Šiaurės ministrų taryba


SMSS (Sovet ministrov Severnykh stran)

Sovet ministrov severnych stran

Sovet ministrov Severnykh stran

Ziemeļvalstu Ministru padome


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