Development of the Nordic Bioeconomy

Development of the Nordic Bioeconomy

Author: Alexander Wentzel

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289344258

Category: Nature

Page: 219

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In 2014 NCM initiated a new project:?Test centers for green energy solutions? Biorefineries and Business needs? to strengthen Nordic bioeconomy by identifying potentials, obstacles, needs and opportunities. The Nordic bioeconomy has a unique profile: Upgrade of many types of residues also to higher value products; good collaboration between private and public sector; R & D efforts in all Nordic countries. However, shortcomings were also identified: few activities across Nordic countries beyond designated Nordic programs; too few upscaling facilities; need for improved framework conditions (within regulatory and market stimulus) for biobased products. This report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' green growth initiative:?The Nordic Region? leading in green growth? - read more in the web magazine?Green Growth the Nordic Way? at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth.

Development of the Nordic Bioeconomy

Development of the Nordic Bioeconomy

Author: Lange, Lene

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289344265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 958

In 2014 NCM initiated a new project: “Test centers for green energy solutions – Biorefineries and Business needs” to strengthen Nordic bioeconomy by identifying potentials, obstacles, needs and opportunities. The Nordic bioeconomy has a unique profile: Upgrade of many types of residues also to higher value products; good collaboration between private and public sector; R&D efforts in all Nordic countries. However, shortcomings were also identified: few activities across Nordic countries beyond designated Nordic programs; too few upscaling facilities; need for improved framework conditions (within regulatory and market stimulus) for biobased products. This report is part of the Nordic Prime Ministers' green growth initiative: “The Nordic Region – leading in green growth” - read more in the web magazine “Green Growth the Nordic Way” at www.nordicway.org or at www.norden.org/greengrowth

The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy

The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy

Author: Karen Refsgaard

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289354431

Category: Social Science

Page: 17

View: 804

The Rapidly Developing Nordic Bioeconomy is a reprint of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ State of the Nordic Region 2018. The new bioeconomy, and the general shift from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy, is an area with vast potential for the entire Nordic Region, although it is more relevant to some geographical areas than to others. The publication maps the scale and distribution of bio-based industries, such as forestry, fisheries, aquaculture and biogas production and contains informative and concise description of the Nordic Bioeconomy.

The Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative, NordBio

The Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative, NordBio

Author: Gíslason, Stefán

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289349703

Category: Political Science

Page: 70

View: 936

The Nordic Bioeconomy Initiative, NordBio, was a cooperation program launched under Iceland’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2014, with the aim to accelerate the development of a sustainable bioeconomy in the Nordic countries, and to enhance Nordic influence on European and global bioeconomy policies. The NordBio program was based on cross-sectoral cooperation with the involvement of five Nordic Councils of Ministers and three governmental ministries in Iceland. One important result of this cooperation was the establishment of a Nordic Bioeconomy Panel, tasked with developing a common Nordic bioeconomy strategy, expected to be finalised before the end of 2017. This report is the final report of the NordBio program. It contains a summary of the main outcomes of the program, including its projects, the Nordic Bioeconomy Panel, and the closing conference of the program.

The Bioeconomy Approach

The Bioeconomy Approach

Author: Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000047554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 809

This book examines the bioeconomy concept, analysing the opportunities it can generate, the constraints and the potential benefits for society. The main objective of bioeconomy is to promote economic development, by creating jobs and enhancing the sustainable utilization of bio-resources. A primary driver of bioeconomy strategy, therefore, is the need to respond to the growing population's food and economic requirements. While today research and literature related to bioeconomy are limited, this book presents a unique collection of perspectives on the complex dimensions of the bioeconomy debate. Drawing on the experiences from Europe, Asia and Africa, it presents an international overview. The chapters address a wide range of issues, including coastal-land interactions, ecosystem services, food production, rural development, agriculture, forest management and bioenergy. As a whole, the volume outlines what role bioeconomy can play in contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) without compromising on the ecological sustainability and equitable distribution of benefits. The book concludes by providing recommendations for developing bioeconomy in respective sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, renewable energy) and directions for planning future bioeconomy programmes and strategies. The Bioeconomy Approach will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecological economics, development economics and environmental economics, as well as policy-makers and practitioners involved in sustainable development.

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Rural Policy

The Routledge Handbook of Comparative Rural Policy

Author: Matteo Vittuari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429950803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 542

This volume represents the result of almost two decades of trans-Atlantic collaborative development of a policy research paradigm, the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies program. Over this period dozens of scientists from different disciplines but with a common interest in rural issues and policy have collaboratively studied the policies in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. A core element of the book is the idea and practice of comparative research and analysis – what can be learned from comparisons, how and why policies vary in different contexts, and what lessons might or might not be “transferable” across borders. It provides skills for the use of comparative methods as important tools to analyze the functioning of strategies and specific policy interventions in different contexts and a holistic approach for the management of resources in rural regions. It promotes innovation as a tool to valorize endogenous resources and empower local communities and offers case studies of rural policy in specific contexts. The book largely adopts a territorial approach to rural policy. This means the book is more interested in rural regions, their people and economies, and in the policies that affect them, than in rural sectors, and sectoral policies per se. The audience of the book is by definition international and includes students attending courses in agricultural and rural policy, rural and regional studies, and natural resource management; lecturers seeking course material and case studies to present to their students in any of the courses listed above; professionals working in the field of rural policy; policy-makers and civil servants at different levels seeking tools to better understand rural policy both at the local and global scale and to better recognize and comprehend how to transfer best practices.

Sustainable Development Action – the Nordic Way

Sustainable Development Action – the Nordic Way

Author: Halonen, Mikko

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289349550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

View: 480

The 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, outlines an ambitious and universal plan of action for people, planet and prosperity as it seeks to strengthen universal peace and freedom. This report presents national and Nordic action on Agenda 2030 with the aim to inform and support the Nordic Council of Ministers in formulating a new Nordic Sustainable Development Programme. All Nordic countries are engaged and strongly committed to implementing Agenda 2030 and there is a broad societal interest in joint Nordic action. The existing Nordic Strategy for Sustainable Development and several other key initiatives within Nordic cooperation already contribute to the goals of Agenda 2030. A new Nordic Sustainable Development Programme can build upon a strong foundation and add further value to the national and international work done by the Nordic countries.

Co-operation Programme 2017-2020

Co-operation Programme 2017-2020

Author: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289348294

Category:

Page: 19

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This co-operation programme describes the main Nordic political priorities for 2017-2020 regarding fisheries and aquaculture, agriculture, food and forestry: developing the Nordic bioeconomy and sustainable food systems. With this cooperation programme the Nordic Council of Ministers develops and strengthens the Nordic cooperation on fisheries and aquaculture, agriculture, food and forestry, and contributes to resolving many of the important global challenges agreed on in the Global Sustainable Development Goals; from climate change and the development of antimicrobial resistance to the growth of lifestyle-related disorders.

Economics, Ecology and Policy for the Bioeconomy

Economics, Ecology and Policy for the Bioeconomy

Author: Sanja Tišma

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000653380

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 446

This book demonstrates that a holistic approach to the bioeconomy is essential if it is to achieve its full potential in driving economic growth while simultaneously providing ecological, social and technological benefits. Definitions of the ‘bioeconomy’ vary but in general it incorporates the ways in which societies manage and distribute their primary or secondary biological resources for further use in everyday life (e.g. food, materials, and energy). The classical sectors related to the bioeconomy have therefore been agriculture, forestry and aquaculture, now extended to include bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals, and other processing and service industries. There are also related new concepts such us the blue economy, the green economy, and the circular economy. This book integrates these definitions, sectoral analyses and new concepts into a fully rounded study of the bioeconomy. It is argued that the key aims in the coming years have to be the harmonization of public policies between different sectors, regulation of legislative framework for the bioeconomy, and clear communication of these issues. In particular, the book argues that a strengthening of the monitoring and evaluation of the impacts of the bioeconomy on society is an essential starting point. For this to be effective, appropriate indicators need to be established and defined for the monitoring of the effects of these resilient policies related to bioeconomy and their impact on local and regional development and quality of life. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the bioeconomy including students and scholars of ecological economics, environmental economics, sustainability, innovation, and regional development.

Arctic Business Analysis: Creative and cultural industries

Arctic Business Analysis: Creative and cultural industries

Author:

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289353441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 57

View: 381

In 2016, the Nordic Cooperation Ministers decided to put more emphasis on economic development in the Arctic within the Arctic Cooperation Program of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Council of Ministers partnered up with the Arctic Economic Council in carrying out an Arctic Business Analysis. The aim was to qualify knowledge on the business environment in the Nordic Arctic and how to take the business environment to a next level. The analysis covers 1) Entrepreneurship and Innovations; 2) Public- Private Partnerships & Business Cooperation; 3) Bio-economy, and 4) Creative and Cultural Industries. The general findings of the analysis are: → a need for an increased collection and dissemination of Arctic specific data; → a need for strengthened cross-border business collaboration between regions and actors in the Arctic; and → a need for a positive branding of the Arctic as an attractive and sustainable market for investments and economic development.

Arctic Business Analysis: PPPs and Business Cooperation

Arctic Business Analysis: PPPs and Business Cooperation

Author:

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289353410

Category: Art

Page: 57

View: 510

In 2016, the Nordic Cooperation Ministers decided to put more emphasis on economic development in the Arctic within the Arctic Cooperation Program of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Nordic Council of Ministers partnered up with the Arctic Economic Council in carrying out an Arctic Business Analysis. The aim was to qualify knowledge on the business environment in the Nordic Arctic and how to take the business environment to a next level. The analysis covers 1) Entrepreneurship and Innovations; 2) Public- Private Partnerships & Business Cooperation; 3) Bio-economy, and 4) Creative and Cultural Industries. The general findings of the analysis are: → a need for an increased collection and dissemination of Arctic specific data; → a need for strengthened cross-border business collaboration between regions and actors in the Arctic; and → a need for a positive branding of the Arctic as an attractive and sustainable market for investments and economic development.