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Towards an environmentally sustainable Nordic RegionTowards an environmentally sustainable Nordic Region
Maps and graphics for a presentation for a Nordic Council thematical conference in Gothenburg 1998.
Environmental trends Nordic countries (slide 4) Environmental trends Nordic countries (slide 4)
The graph shows environmental trends in Nordic countries part 4. It illustrates positive and negative development in Nordic countries within areas such as timber resources and agricultural land resources.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental policy responses Environmental policy responses
This graphic shows the general responses to the need for policy from region to region around the world. The trend looks optimistic that many different types and level of policies are being implemented in most areas of the world. Please note that this graphic is outdated.
01 Jan 1998 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Swedish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases Swedish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases
The graph shows Swedish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases from 1990 to 1995 and projections to 2020 according to second national communications to UNFCCC. Greenhouse gases have several anthropogenic sources including industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, such as deforestation.
06 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030 Trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030
The graphic show trends in Nitrogen loads and concentrations in the Baltic Sea from 1900 to 1995 with projections to 2030. The main source of nitrogen in soils is from organic matter. Nitrogen also comes from sources such as factories. A common concern with these forms of inorganic nitrogen is the incremental amount of nitrates they add to the nitrogen cycle, which may threaten groundwater, inland waters and fisheries.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Gross consumption of electricity in 1996 and prognoses until 2005 Gross consumption of electricity in 1996 and prognoses until 2005
The graphic shows gross consumption of electricity in 1996 and prognoses until 2005. The projections to 2005 shows an increase from both 1996 and 2000 in the consumption of electricity in all the nordic countries.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Fertilizer consumption in the Nordic countries, 1980-1996 Fertilizer consumption in the Nordic countries, 1980-1996
The graph shows the consumption of fertilizers in the Nordic countries form 1980 to 1996 with projections to 2006. The fertilizers included are phosphate, Potash and Nitrogen which are the three most important nutrients for crop growth.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030 Trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations, Baltic Sea, 1900-2030
The graphic shows trends in Phosphorus loads and concentrations in the Baltic Sea from 1900 to 1995 with projections to 2030. Phosphorus is an agricultural fertilizer. Phosphorus is produced in nature, but never in its pure form. As an agricultural fertilizer or from sewage released into water, it can cause excessive algae growth.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental trends Nordic countries ( I ) Environmental trends Nordic countries ( I )
The graph shows environmental trends in Nordic countries (I). It describes negative and postive developments in different areas such as climate change, emissions of CO2, Ozone layer depletion and emissions of various other direct or indirect greenhouse gases.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Estimated ground deposition of cesium-137 from nuclear-weapon fallout Estimated ground deposition of cesium-137 from nuclear-weapon fallout
The graph shows the estimated ground deposition of cesium-137 from nuclear weapon testing fallout. Cesium- 173 deposition from nuclear- weapon fallout have severe effects on human health. Based on estimaed doses to the Arctic population, nuclear weapon fallout will contribute to 750 additional cases of fatal cancer.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Electricity consumption by category in the Nordic countries in 1996 Electricity consumption by category in the Nordic countries in 1996
The graphic shows electricity consumption by category in the Nordic countries in 1996. Developed countries, and Nordic nations in particular, have the highes energy consumption per capita in the world. Over the last decade developed countries have attempted to reduce the over-all energy demand.This includes attempts to increase energy efficiency in households and industrial processes.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental trends Nordic countries 3 Environmental trends Nordic countries 3
This illustration shows positive and negative developments in areas such as household waste per capita, urban environment Quality, biodiversity and number of private and commercial cars, see the other illustrations in this collection for more information.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Electricity generation by sources in the Nordic countries in 1996 Electricity generation by sources in the Nordic countries in 1996
The graph shows the electricity generation by sources in the Nordic countries in 1996. Nordic countries have a highly developed energy marked, particularly in renewables, partly due to a high number of scientist working in reasearch per head of population and large budgets for development and research.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Icelandic emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases Icelandic emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases
The graph shows Icelandic emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases from 1985 to 1995 with projections to 2010 according to second national communications to UNFCCC. Greenhouse gases are largely produced by human activities, including industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, such as deforestation.
06 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Environmental trends Nordic countries ( II ) Environmental trends Nordic countries ( II )
The graph shows environmental trends in Nordic countries (II). The graph demonstrates negative and positive environmental developments in areas such as marine water and discharges of Nitrogen, fresh water resources, and inland water.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Relative importance given to environmental issues Relative importance given to environmental issues
The graphic shows relative importance given to environmental issues in different regions of the world, listing Asia-Pacific and Europe as the regions with most environmental issues of critical importance.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Exchanges of electricity in the Nordic countries in 1996 Exchanges of electricity in the Nordic countries in 1996
The graphic shows exchanges of electricity in the Nordic countries in 1996. The Nordic countries have a long tradition of cross-border cooperation in providing an efficient and reliable power supply. The main reason for these exchanges has been that each of these countries has a different mix of power generation facilities. In the later years, from around 1997, the coopreation has changed from being an oligopoly structure with dominant state-owne...
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Relative trends in number of passenger cars - Nordic and Baltic countries (1980-1996) Relative trends in number of passenger cars - Nordic and Baltic countries (1980-1996)
The graph shows relative trends in number of passenger cars in Nordic and Baltic countries from 1980 to 1996. It shows a relatively stabil graph for the number of passenger cars in nordic countries, however, in the Baltic countries the number of passenger cars since 1980 has greatly increased.
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Electricity consumption in kWh per capita Electricity consumption in kWh per capita
The graph shows the consumption of electricity in kWh per capita. The graph shows that developed countries, and Nordic nations in particular have the highest energy consumption per capita. Please note that this figure is old and outdated
01 Nov 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Projections to 2020 of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions Projections to 2020 of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions
The graphic shows emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases from 1990 to 1995, with projections to 2020. The main greenhouse gases are CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs and SF6. GLobal warming is largely believed to be the result of emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities including industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, such as deforestation.
06 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Ground deposition of 137Cs after the Chernobyl accident Ground deposition of 137Cs after the Chernobyl accident
The Chernobyl nuclear accident was a devasting catastrophe with effects measurable over a huge distance. This map shows areas that have elevated levels of cesium 137 in Nordic area, in the years after the Chernobyl accident.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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