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Global Environment Outlook-5 launched
Three years in the making and involving over 300 experts, the fifth edition of UNEP's Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5) was officially launched 06 June 2012.
Wednesday 06 Jun 2012
World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives
Rio, 6 June 2012 - The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, according to a new and ...
Wednesday 06 Jun 2012
GRID-Arendal trains youth climate activists in the Wadden Sea
(Arendal/Berlin - 18 April) From 23rd to 28th April, 21 young people from 15 European Countries will participate in the Wadden Sea Climate Training, and experience first-hand the world’s most important inter-tidal zone on the frontline of clima ...
Wednesday 18 Apr 2012
Urgent Action Needed to Support Unique Environment and Culture of Mongolia’s Reindeer Herders
Kautokeino (Norway) / Nairobi, 26 March 2012 – Mongolia’s reindeer herders and their forest homeland are facing unprecedented challenges from unregulated mining, logging, water pollution, climate change and some tourism practices, according to ...
Monday 26 Mar 2012
Many Strong Voices launches new website
New website launched for Many Strong Voices, a programme which links the Arctic and Small Island Developing States to meet the challenges of climate change.
Thursday 15 Mar 2012
GRID-Arendal joins the newly-launched Global Partnership for Oceans
A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine ...
Friday 24 Feb 2012
NEW GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP TO BRING POWERFUL FORCES TOGETHER FOR HEALTHY OCEANS
SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012—A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented pro ...
Friday 24 Feb 2012
GRID-Arendal receives "Grønt Stipend" Award
GRID-Arendal was awarded a "Grønt Stipend" ("green scholarship") amounting to NOK 420,000 by the County of Aust-Agder to develop the web-based prototype for a collective transport system - a private car-pooling scheme - that would be a first fo ...
Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers Released at UNEP Governing Council
The latest report from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) process - the GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers report was released 20 February. This product, specifically targeted to decision-makers, is part of the rigorous GEO-5 scientific assessme ...
Monday 20 Feb 2012
Linking Tourism and Conservation Survey
We are pleased to announce a new GRID-Arendal Linking Tourism and Conservation survey. This survey is aimed at collecting information on existing global Sustainable Tourism initiatives that support protected areas. With this survey we hope to i ...
Friday 03 Feb 2012
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