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Using the right environmental indicators: Tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis
			: Nordic perspectives on indicators, statistics and accounts for managing the environment and the pressures from economic activities

Using the right environmental indicators: Tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis : Nordic perspectives on indicators, statistics and accounts for managing the environment and the pressures from economic activities »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Julie L. Hass , and Viveka Palm

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9789289323710

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Indicators, Monitoring Policy, Environmental Policy, Environmental-economic Accounting, Nordic Statistical Institutes, National Statistical Agencies

Finding and using indicators that are most suited for tracking progress, raising awareness and supporting analysis is a challenge. Indicators need to be used in appropriate contexts and should ideally be fit-for-pu...

Siloxanes in the Nordic Environment

Siloxanes in the Nordic Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312684

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Industrial Applications, Consumer Products, Car Polish, Nordic Environment, General Pollution of Siloxanes, Environmental Levels

Siloxanes belong to a group of substances used in a number of industrial applications and in consumer products such as additives in fuel, car polish, cleaners, anti foamiers and car waxes. Besides this, they are wi...

Environmental Tax Reform

Environmental Tax Reform »

Source: Environmental Tax Reform : Principles from Theory and Practice to Date

Volume/Issue: 2012/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ian Parry , John Norregaard , and Dirk Heine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505283

Keywords: design principles, externalities, fuel taxes, country evaluation, environmental tax, tax systems, tax reform, tax system, Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation: Government Policy, Energy: Government Policy,

This paper recommends a system of upstream taxes on fossil fuels, combined with refunds for downstream emissions capture, to reduce carbon and local pollution emissions. Motor fuel taxes should also account for con...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Challenges to the Swedish Welfare State

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Desmond Lachman , Ramana Ramaswamy , J. Green , Robert Hagemann , and Adam Bennett

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 October 1995

ISBN: 9781557754868

Keywords: pension, export prices, unemployment, labor market, recession

Sweden's economy in the early 1990s has been characterized by a deep recession, high unemployment, a ballooning public sector budgete deficit, and a decline in the value of the currency- developments that have rais...

China's State-Owned Enterprises as Climate Policy Actors
			: The Power and Steel Sectors

China's State-Owned Enterprises as Climate Policy Actors : The Power and Steel Sectors »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Henrik Bergsager , and Anna Korppoo

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325356

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Greenhouse Gas, State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Electricity and Steel Sectors, Guanxi and Nomenklatura, Emission Growth, Political Leadership

A significant share of the greenhouse gas emitting activities of China is operated by state owned enterprises (SOEs). This report, written by Fridtjof Nansen Institute for the Nordic Council of Ministers, discusses...

Demand in a Fragmented Global Carbon Market: Outlook and Policy Options

Demand in a Fragmented Global Carbon Market: Outlook and Policy Options »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hanna-Mari Ahonen , Thiago Chagas , Darragh Conway , Jelmer Hoogzaad , Suzy Huber , Juha Ollikainen , Sampo Seppänen , and Suvi Viljaranta

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325332

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Carbon Market, Demand Crisis, Carbon-Intensive Infrastructure, Climate Policy, GreenStream, Global Average Temperature Rise

The global carbon market currently faces a deep demand crisis. The consequent price fall reduces the incentive to make low-carbon investments and thus increases the risk of locking in carbon-intensive infrastructur...

Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment

Selected Plasticisers and Additional Sweeteners in the Nordic Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hanna Andersson , Eva Brorström-Lundén , Katarina Hansson , Lennart Kaj , Helene Lunder , Mikael Remberger , and Martin Schlabach

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289324649

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Plasticisers, Sweeteners, Pristine Environments, Phthalates, Adipates, Sewage Lines

The report Selected plasticisers and additional sweeteners in the Nordic Environment describes the findings of a Nordic environmental study. The study has been done as a screening, that is, it provides a snapshot o...

Nordic workshop on action related to Short-lived Climate Forcers
			: Organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers Climate and Air Quality Group

Nordic workshop on action related to Short-lived Climate Forcers : Organised by the Nordic Council of Ministers Climate and Air Quality Group »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Hans Ulrik Skotte Møller

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325035

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Svalbard Declaration, Climate Changes, Air Pollution, Short-lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs), Black Carbon (soot), Methane

Nordic Ministers of Environment adopted in March 2012 the "Svalbard Declaration" with decisions to reduce the negative impacts of the climate changes and air pollution caused by the emission of the so-called Short-...

Nordic Climate Policy
			: A Case Study on Efficient Policy Measures

Nordic Climate Policy : A Case Study on Efficient Policy Measures »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327558

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, GHG Emissions, Terms of a Good Environment, Climate Policies, World Resources Institute, Story of Climate Policy, International Network

The Nordic countries are often seen as green both in terms of a good environment and being capable of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report is concerned with the development in GHG emissions over tim...

The land-use sector within the post-2020 climate regime

The land-use sector within the post-2020 climate regime »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Streck Charlotte , Eduard Merger , Charlie Parker , Timm Tennigkeit , and Andreas Wilkes

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2014

ISBN: 9789289327510

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Land-use Sector, Climate Regime, Coherent Vision, Climate Treaty, Integrated Accounting, Climate Focus

The land-use sector serves key environmental and social functions and supports the livelihoods of around a half of the world's population. Despite its importance, however, the climate regime fails to formulate a co...