The European Emissions trading Scheme (EU ETS) was launched in 2005. The scheme started off with a limited scope, but has gradually expanded, in terms of geographical, sectoral and gas coverage. This report analyses the possibilities for further sectoral expansion in the Nordic countries.
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.
This report presents a model that analyses fossil fuel subsidy reform across 20 countries showing an average reduction in national GHG emissions of 11% by 2020, and average annual government savings of USD 93 per tonne of CO2 abated.
Moving towards a ‘Circular Economy’ is an action that many world business leaders, policy makers, academics and NGOs argue is necessary in order to help solve global environmental and economic challenges.
This report Future Opportunities for Bioeconomy in the West Nordic Region provides an overview of bioresources in the West Nordic region focusing on Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland, their utilisation and future opportunities based on green growth.
This policy brief contains key findings and recommendations for improvements in existing collection and recycling systems for plastic waste from households and other municipal waste sources, a project within the Nordic Prime Ministers’ initiative, The Nordic Region – leading in green growth.
The report Climate change and primary industries: Impacts, adaptation and mitigaton in the Nordic countries and policy recommendations provide a baseline and a way forward, a focus for the activities that can help the Nordic region to address the threats and opportunities of climate change for our primary production systems.
Fossil-fuel subsidies matter: for sustainable development; for government budgets; for the poor; for women; and for the environment. Subsidies amounted to $544 billion (2012) and are largest in MENA and Southeast Asia.