Bioeconomy regions in Europe

The new (November 2017) report “Bioeconomy regions in Europe” has just been published by the Bio-based Industries Consortium and is available online (pdf).

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Taken from http://biconsortium.eu/sites/biconsortium.eu/files/publications/BIC_GA_Brochure_Bioeconomy_regions_in_Europe_Nov_2017.pdf

Norway is represented by two regions: Møre and Romsdal, and Nordland.

Greece is represented by Thessaly and Macedonia.

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New publication at the Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks

Our paper “A Mixed Methods Approach Towards Mapping and Economic Valuation of the Divici-Pojejena Wetland Ecosystem Services in Romania” was just published on the Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2017.

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Recommended citation:

Lamprinakis, L., Rodriguez, D. G. P., Prestvik, A. S., Veidal, A., and Klimek, B. (2017). A Mixed Methods Approach Towards Mapping and Economic Valuation of the Divici-Pojejena Wetland Ecosystem Services in Romania. Proceedings In Food System Dynamics (ISSN:2194-511X): Pages 31-47. Available online.

The paper can be directly accessed here (PDF).

 

Gapminder Foundation – the beauty of statistics

The Gapminder Foundation was founded back in 2005 by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund and Hans Rosling in Stockholm as a “non-profit venture – a modern ‘museum’ on the Internet – promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.”

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Screenshot from http://www.gapminder.org

Its main project is Gapminder World – Wealth and Health of Nations that is based on an extensive UN database including over 430 indicators that cover unemployment, economic growth, natural disasters and many more. The example below illustrates Gapminder World with life expectancy and income (per capita) over the period 1950 to 2006 (latest version includes projection up to 2050).

The Dollar Street is another great feature. All people are assumed to live on this street where the poorest live to the left and the richest to the right (similar to a Hotteling linear version model). Selecting different parts of the street gives photo-panoramas from typical households at different income levels.

Don’t forget to check out Gapminder Labs for more.