Highlights

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

Partners of a joint project tackling issues related to climate change adaptation, food security and gender issues in the Hindu Kush Himalayas shared insights with Norwegian bureaucrats, community leaders, and the public in a half-day seminar on 14 August during Arendalsuka.

Thursday 21 Aug 2014

GRID-Arendal continues its celebration of its 25th year anniversary by hosting a two-day workshop on marine and ecosystem management “Visioning our Ocean of Tomorrow” from 21-22 August 2014.

Thursday 21 Aug 2014

Arendal, Norway, 14 August 2014 – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its collaborating centre GRID-Arendal today signed a new Framework Agreement through which the Norwegian foundation agreed to renew its cooperation with UNEP on projects ranging from the polar regions to the marine environment. 

Monday 18 Aug 2014

The celebration take place on August 14-15, 2014 and will coincide with Norway’s top political summer event and arena for informal discussions, the Arendalsuka.  Arendalsuka is an annual forum where top national actors from politics, society and business meet to debate, explore and develop policy for now and the future.

Friday 04 Jul 2014

Arendal, 12 June 2014 –The first digital, global-scale, geomorphic features map (GSFM) of the oceans was recently published by GRID-Arendal, Geoscience Australia and Conservation International.

Monday 23 Jun 2014

After serving two 4-year terms, German marine biologist and Arctic expert Dr. Peter Prokosch (62) is stepping down as Managing Director of GRID-Arendal this autumn. A new Managing Director will take over on 1st September, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Olav Orheim, announced today. 

Thursday 05 Jun 2014

After one year of intense work, field missions across the Emirate and fruitful consultation with a broad range of supportive stakeholders, the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project comes to a close. Scientific assessments were produced that significantly enhance the understanding of the contribution of Blue Carbon ecosystems to the well-being of Abu Dhabi and its residents. Experts studied the geographic extent and carbon content of mangroves, salt marsh, seagrass, algal mats and sabkha, the other ecosystem services their provide, and the policy options and financial mechanisms that support their conservation. 

Thursday 13 Feb 2014

Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain regions. Sustainable mountain development should be a global priority given the multitude of ecosystem goods and services that mountains provide; among the most important is water for half of humanity for drinking, irrigation and energy production. 

Monday 03 Feb 2014