Highlights

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 on 31 October called At the Edge: The Future of Arctic Coastlines, Deltas and Wetlands.

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

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

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 organized by Kilden Internasjonale Kulturkontor, FN-byen Arendal, GRID-Arendal, the UN Association of Norway, the Arendal Library, the Arendal Adult Education Centre, and Aust-Agder Red Cross to create awareness, provide knowldge and foster global citizenship through engagement in today's most pressing issues.

Make sure to join the UN Day Parade, Friday, 24 October. Gathering outside the GRID-Arendal Building, Teaterplassen 3 at 9:00.

Monday 20 Oct 2014

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 conference aims to strengthen links and promote knowledge sharing between climate scientists, policy makers and practitioners and explore holistic solutions for adaptation that transcend political, sectoral, and national boundaries. 

Wednesday 08 Oct 2014

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

Seven West African coastal states (the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Republic of The Gambia, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, The Republic of Guinea, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Sierra Leone) reached a historic milestone on 25 September 2014 in New York by jointly submitting to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982,  a report including details on the outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.

Friday 26 Sep 2014

Launch of a new synthesis publication at the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4) to the Carpathian Convention, 23 to 26 September 2014, Mikulov (Czech Republic)

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

The “Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic” project held its final seminar – "The EU in the Arctic, the Arctic in the EU" – in Brussels on 11 September 2014. 

Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Olav Hesjedal on September 10, 2014 after a long battle with illness.  He was 72 years old. 

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

1.1 million km2 of tropical forest, three times the size of Norway, have been lost in twelve years. Meanwhile, all  remaining rainforest countries are planning extensive rainforest destruction in the near future. If these plans are not reversed, we may soon lose half of the Amazon rainforest.

Monday 15 Sep 2014