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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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Exchange of electricity in the Nordic countries, 1996 Exchange of electricity in the Nordic countries, 1996
The graph shows exchanges of electricity in the Nordic countries in TWh. 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 cooperation has changed from being an oligopoly structure with dominant state-owned e...
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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CO2 air emissions by sources in 1995 CO2 air emissions by sources in 1995
The graph shows CO2 air emissions from selected countries by various sources in 1995. Among the anthropogenic sources of CO2 air emissions are fossil fuel combustion, cement production and land-use conversion.
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Dobris+3: overall pan-european assessment Dobris+3: overall pan-european assessment
The graph shows Dobris+3: overall pan-european assessment. It describes positive or negative developments within various environmental branches, such as climate change, biodiversity and urban environment, the occurence of environmental policies as well as the principal drivers of said environmental developments.
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Danish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases Danish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases
The graph shows emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in Denmark from 1990- 1995 and projections to 2020 according to second national communication to UNFCCC. Greenhouse gases are largely results of 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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PCB and DDT in Guillemot eggs, Baltic proper (1972-1994) PCB and DDT in Guillemot eggs, Baltic proper (1972-1994)
The graphic shows PCB and DDT in Guillemot eggs, Baltic proper (1972-1994). To assess the current contaminant pressure on the common guillemot (Uria aalge) living there, the amount of DDT and PCB in Guillemot eggs were monitored. The results, as shown on graph, demonstrates a dramatic decrease of these toxins in Guillemot eggs since 1972.
13 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Electricity consumption in Baltic region countries in 1995. in TWh Electricity consumption in Baltic region countries in 1995. in TWh
The graphic shows electricity consumption in Baltic region countries in 1995 in TWh. Russia and Germany are the biggest consumers of electricity overall, however it is worth noticing that Nordic nations by far have the highes energy consumption per capita.
13 Feb 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, Finland Emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, Finland
The graph shows Finnish emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases from 1980 to 1996 with projections to 2010 according to second national communications to UNFCCC. Greenhouse gases are largely produced by human activities such as industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and changes in land use, including deforestation.
06 Nov 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Losses in windstorm catastrophes Losses in windstorm catastrophes
Emissions from human activities, and primarily fossil fuels, contribute to climate change, global warming and the greenhouse effect. This is primarily from industry, energy, transportation and related sectors. Please note that this collection of graphics has since been updated, please see http://www.grida.no or http://unfccc.int/ for the latest information and graphics
12 Feb 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Threat of bad bugs Threat of bad bugs
Locust invasions are a major threat to the agriculture, pasture, food security and social stability of rural populations occupying a very large area from Western Africa to Northern India. Large amounts of chemicals are being used to check this plague, at considerable risk to the environment and public health. As a hazard locusts depend on the wind and rain to travel.
03 Oct 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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