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NDI POLICY BRIEF 2: The curbing of black carbon emissions offers many benefits for the Arctic published

  Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 2 – January 2019 The curbing of black carbon emissions offers many benefits for the Arctic   Black carbon emissions are a global problem with special significance for arctic regionsTemperatures in the Arctic are rising clearly faster than the global average temperatures. The main reason are increasing amount of greenhouse gases, but black carbon, …

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NDI POLICY BRIEF 1 – Designing innovative public services published

  Northern Dimension Institute Policy Brief 1 – January 2019 Designing innovative public services   Contemporary challenges that ND area governments face are increasingly sophisticated and complex. This is due to the rapid development of technologies that blur the boundaries between the government and citizens, and because of societal changes such as ageing of the population and increasing immigration flows. …

NCM published Nordic Bioeconomy Programme: 15 Action Points for Sustainable Change

Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Council of Ministers Secretariat have published the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme: 15 Action Points for Sustainable Change, which combines environmental, social and economic ambitions for a more sustainable Region. The bioeconomy is of fundamental importance to the national economies of the Nordic countries, and especially important for rural development in large parts of the Region. …

Publication: The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy: Exerpt from State of the Nordic Region 2018

Nordic Council of Ministers has published a reprint of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ State of the Nordic Region 2018 about the Nordic Bioeconomy.   Authors: Refsgaard, Karen Teräs, Jukka Kull, Michael Oddsson, Geir Jóhannesson, Torfi Kristensen, Iryna   Abstract:The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy is a reprint of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ State of the Nordic Region 2018. The …

NCM Publication: Baltic 2030 Bumps on the Road: How the Baltic Sea States are performing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The report Baltic 2030: Bumps on the Road provides an overview of the 2030 Agenda implementation in the Baltic Sea Region, aimed at informing strategy and prioritisation discussions for national and regional collaboration. For each of the region’s eleven countries, performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is examined and five selected SDGs are discussed at the indicator level. Based …

Arctic Business Forum Yearbook 2018 available

The 9th Arctic Business Forum Yearbook is an overview of the European High North investments and business development published in association with the Arctic Business Forum.   The Yearbook 2018 by Lapland Chamber of Commerce addresses Arctic cooperation, policies and business, as well as an estimation of European High North investment potential for the same time frame. Regionally the Yearbook …

Maritime activities in the Baltic Sea assessed in HELCOM report

HELCOM released in March 2018 the most comprehensive assessment of maritime activities in the Baltic Sea region currently available – covering distribution of activities at sea, developments over time, related environmental issues as well as future perspectives and scenarios. The vast number of activities addressed include operational and accidental pollution from maritime traffic, fisheries, aquaculture, offshore energy production, cables and …

Cross-country report “Mapping exercise: How could creative industries foster innovation in tourism in the Northern Dimension area?”

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture launches a new report, exploring the CCS/CCI and tourism linkage challenges. “Mapping exercise: How could creative industries foster innovation in tourism in the Northern Dimension area?” explores creative industries and tourism linkage challenges in the Northern Dimension area. It is financially supported by the European Commission and developed by PROMAN for the NDPC. The cross-country …