Publications

Gender equality in Iceland

Information on Gender Equality Issues in Iceland issued by Centre for Gender Equality Iceland.

This overview provides useful information about the context, the legal and practical aspects of gender equality in Iceland, as well as current activities and challenges. The document attempts to offer insight into successes, best practices and lessons learned.

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Welfare for the future. Priorities 2010 - 2013

This report is the second update of the Icelandic Government's 2002 strategy for sustainable development, which bears the title Welfare for the Future. Though the original strategy presented a framework for sustainable development in Icelandic society until the year 2020, it also specified that the intention was to review and update the strategy and its main priorities on a regular basis during that period. In this report are the Government's main priorities for the next few years – 2010-2013.

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Welfare for the future, Priorities 2006-2009

This report is the first update of the Icelandic Governments 2002 strategy for sustainable development, which bears the title Welfare for the Future. Though the original strategy presented a framework for sustainable development in Icelandic society until the year 2020, it also specified that the intention was to review and update the strategy and its main priorities on a regular basis during that period. In this report are the Governments main priorities for the next few years 2006-2009.

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Climate Change Strategy, Long term-vision 2007-2050

This Strategy sets forth a long-term vision for the reduction of net emissions of greenhouse gases by 50-75% until the year 2050, using 1990 emissions figures as a baseline. Emphasis is placed on reducing net emissions by the most economical means possible, including the introduction of new technology, economic measures, carbon sequestration in vegetation and soil, and financing of measures adopted abroad.

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Iceland´s National Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from land-based activities

Iceland´s National Programme of Action for the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities. Report on the implementation of the global programme of action 2001-2006 in Iceland. The publication is available here on pdf-format. Read more

Fourth National Communication on Climate Change

Iceland´s Fourth National Communication on Climate Change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Iceland´s Report on Demonstrable Progress under the Kyoto Protocol. The publication is available here on pdf-format. Read more

Iceland´s National Strategy for Sustainable Development - Statistical Indicators 2006

The publication contains statistical indicators related to the goals that were set forth in the Icelandic government´s policy on sustainable development in 2002, entitled ´Welfere for the Future´. Its aim is to make key facts on burning issues accessible and comprehensible. Many of the indicators are the same as those presented at that time but have been updated to reflect current conditions. Others are new. When examined together, these statistical indicators should give some idea of the state of the environment, the pressures on nature and governmental response to these. The publication is available here on a pdf format.

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Welfare for the Future

The publication is Iceland´s National Strategy for Sustainable Development 2002-2020. It defines some of the main goals of the Government in this respect, along with indicators that are intended to help monitoring progress. The publication is available here on a pdf-format. Read more