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Many islands, many food opportunities
Food security for the world’s island communities in an era of climate change. When we think about tropical islands, we tend to imagine places where people have all the food they need. They can pick fruit off trees or harvest bountiful gard ...
Thursday 22 Sep 2016
Plastic can end up on your dinner plate
Garbage from all corners of the Earth has washed ashore along the south coast and put its stamp on all living things in the ocean. Now local scientists are sounding a warning.
Tuesday 13 Sep 2016
[BLOG] Destination Arendal: Finding the Alaskan-Norwegian Connection
“My family and many Alaskan families are immigrants from Norway,” said Lesil McGuire, US Senator from Alaska. It was Friday afternoon in the culture house of Arendal, where one event was still ongoing in the main auditorium. It was a debat ...
Wednesday 31 Aug 2016
[BLOG] Et hav av muligheter knyttet til Norges blå skog
”The potential of the Norwegian Blue Forest Network is tremendous”, sa Ola Elvestuen, nestleder i Venstre og leder av Stortingets energi- og miljøkomité. Det var tidlig fredag morgen i Arendal og stortingspolitikeren snakket om tang og tare.
Tuesday 23 Aug 2016
No one wants to be a polluter, but someone has to tell them
After the successful public event on marine litter on Wednesday, a group of Norwegian marine litter actors convened in GRID Arendal’s Green Knowledge Centre in the afternoon to discuss how Norway can contribute to marine litter solutions in dev ...
Monday 22 Aug 2016
[BLOG] Long distance from Alaska to Arendalsuka
A warm meeting room on a sunny late summer day in Arendal seemed an unlikely place for a discussion about the Arctic. But it was a reminder of what Sturla Henriksen, CEO of the Norwegian Ship Owners’ Association referred to as shared “exis ...
Friday 19 Aug 2016
[BLOG] Den globale kampen mot marin forsøpling
”Vi må bli smartere når det gjelder plast - den plasten som vi er nødt til å bruke må vi sørge for å gjenbruke mer” understreket Vidar Helgesen, klima-og miljøminister, i forbindelse med GRID-Arendal og Hold Norge Rent sitt arrangement om den g ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
[BLOG] Paris-avtalen: Fra fossil særstilling til grønn omstilling i Norge
Det var duket for god stemning på kveldsøkten i Teltscenen tirsdag 16 august. Arrangørene Klimapartner Agder/Hordaland kunne friste med økologisk fingermat, røverhistorier fra Paris-forhandlingene, og den hjemvendte klimahelten, Tine Sundtoft. ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
[BLOG] Minister of Climate and Environment Visits GRID-Arendal
Vidar Helgesen, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, dropped by the GRID-Arendal office today to meet with Managing Director Peter Harris. Helgesen had just spoken at an Arendalsuka event called Den globale kampen mot marin f ...
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
[BLOG] “More Garbage Than Fish” – The World’s Largest Beach Clean Up
Marine plastic has been in the news a lot. Along with the Government of Norway, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners like Hold Norge Rent, GRID-Arendal has been helping to publicize a growing environmental crisis.
Thursday 18 Aug 2016
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