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Our thoughts are with Nepal
Many of us at GRID-Arendal feel closely connected to Nepal and the terrible tragedy that has struck the country last weekend. For several years now we have been working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), ...
Tuesday 28 Apr 2015
Blue Forests advanced at the Norwegian Parliament
Late last year,GRID-Arendal, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) founded a new Norwegian initiative to strengthen and share national competence on ‘blue forest’ habitats. The network is n ...
Monday 27 Apr 2015
GRID-Arendal launches Story Map Gallery
GRID-Arendal recently launched a new and exciting initiative, the Story Map Gallery, which is designed to communicate its work and to raise awareness on environmental issues around the globe.
Friday 24 Apr 2015
Beyond Earth Hour: Managing Director Peter Harris urges residents of Arendal to take action
Arendal played host to an Earth Hour event on Saturday, 28 March 2015, at the Trefoldighet Church, joining millions of people across the world in raising awareness for the planet. The celebration featured live entertainment and a series of spee ...
Monday 20 Apr 2015
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
Italy has been named host of the 2015 World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 09 Apr 2015
GRID-Arendal hosts workshop for Romanian Climate Forum
Local government officials and representatives from several NGOs and businesses from Romania visited GRID-Arendal from 23 to 25 March and participated in a dialogue with Klimapartnere, a local network of organisations that are active on the iss ...
Wednesday 08 Apr 2015
Art exhibition at the Green Knowledge Centre: Anne Bulien
Arendal artist Anne Bulien has displayed her artworks at No. 3 Kunst og Miljø Gallery at GRID-Arendal’s Green Knowledge Centre from mid-January to mid-March. The exhibition has featured 22 paintings and 5 drawings created by the artist, and the ...
Thursday 26 Mar 2015
Old ways, new ways: shifting the development narrative, or Einstein was right
As part of its effort to share experiences, knowledge and stories GRID-Arendal occasionally invites its experts to express themselves in a less formal manner. GRID-Arendal’s "Reflections" is a mix of 'stories from the field’ that allows for a m ...
Friday 20 Mar 2015
GRID-Arendal on the move: UNESCO Water Security meeting
Björn Alfthan and Tina Schoolmeester participatedat an inception meeting for a project on water security, organised by UNESCOin Paris, France, from 9th to 11th February.
Monday 16 Mar 2015
Creative Solutions Needed to Ensure World Food Security
Faced with the daunting task to feed an additional 2.6 billion people by 2050, the world is challenged to produce more food with finite resources. Neither the expansion of agricultural land, overfishing nor the withdrawal of more water for irri ...
Friday 13 Mar 2015
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