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Natural values of coasts to be harnessed for meeting the climate change challenge
A global initiative exploring how the values of carbon and other coastal ecosystem services can be harnessed for improved ecosystem management was launched last month in Abu Dhabi.
Friday 19 Dec 2014
New video about the Africa Environmental Information Network
The Africa Environmental Information Network (AfricaEIN) is a multi-stakeholder capacity building process that aims to harness and enhance access to information and knowledge to support the management of Africa's environmental resources as asse ...
Friday 21 Nov 2014
Norwegian Competence Network on Blue Forests Established
The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), GRID-Arendal and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) have become the pioneering founders of a new Norwegian initiative to strengthen and share national competence on ‘blue forest’ habitats.
Thursday 13 Nov 2014
Fish Carbon – Meeting the Climate Change Challenge
In response to the call by the United Nations to provide innovative solutions to address the climate challenge and to prevent global biodiversity loss, GRID-Arendal, a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a ...
Thursday 06 Nov 2014
Blog: The Arctic Circle is expanding
Reykjavik, Iceland -- The message is as consistent as it is compelling: the Arctic is front and centre in global discussions on everything from climate change to creating “green growth.”
Friday 31 Oct 2014
At the Edge: Third Arctic NGO Forum Workshop to be held in Iceland
The changing environment and increased interest in large-scale development are putting pressure on the Arctic coastlines and wetlands. As part of its continuing exploration of important regional issues, the Arctic NGO Forum will host a workshop ...
Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
Arctic Transformations to Sustainability
What kind of knowledge is needed to make the right decisions in the Arctic? Some participants at Arctic Circle Conference will take part in an interactive session that will try to come up with some answers.
Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
GRID-Arendal to Participate in International Days 2014 for the 4th Year running!!
This year GRID-Arendal will be hosting 5 events in its Green Knowledge Centre and around Teaterplassen 3 in conjunction with the celebration of International Days 2014 in Arendal. International Days is an annual communicty event jointly organiz ...
Monday 20 Oct 2014
International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change: Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice
The international conference titled‘Mountain People Adapting to Change: Solutions Beyond Boundaries Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice’will be held from 9–12 November 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal as ICIMOD’s annual flagship event. The conferenc ...
Wednesday 08 Oct 2014
UN report calls for bold and accellerated global action to meet biodiversity targets by 2020
Bold and innovative action is urgently required if governments are to meet the globally-agreed Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets by 2020, says a United Nations progress report on the state of global biodiversity.
Monday 06 Oct 2014