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‘Minamata’ Convention Agreed by Nations
Geneva/Nairobi, 19 January 2013--International effort to address mercury—a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects—was today delivered a significant boost with governments agreeing to a global, legally-binding tr ...
Monday 21 Jan 2013
Abu Dhabi Champions Nature-based Climate Change Mitigation
Abu Dhabi, January 9, 2013: The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem ...
Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
Nairobi/Geneva, 10 January 2013 - Communities in developing countries are facing increasing health and environmental risks linked to exposure to mercury, according to new studies by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 10 Jan 2013
Caspian Environmental Information Centre launched
The high-level representatives and delegations present at the fourth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran Convention) welcomed the launch of the Caspian En ...
Monday 07 Jan 2013
Fredskorpset Exchange Provides Unique Learning Opportunity
GRID-Arendal recently completed its third round of the Fredskorpset (FK-Norway) professional exchange programme. The programme helps to strengthen GRID-Arendal’s partnerships in Africa and to identify new areas of focus for future work. Most im ...
Monday 03 Dec 2012
Republic of Moldova and Ukraine sign Treaty on sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
29 November 2012, Rome – On 29 November the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorge Salaru, and the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Mr. Eduard Stavytskyi, signed the bilateral Treaty on Cooperation ...
Friday 30 Nov 2012
Observer status allows Many Strong Voices to contribute to the IPCC process
Many Strong Voices recently became an Observer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), cementing its position as an international lobbying platform for vulnerable communities of the Arctic and in Small Island Developing States ...
Wednesday 28 Nov 2012
Bring Warming Talks In From The Cold
Climate change experts and government officials have arrived in Doha, Qatar, for yet another round of global climate talks. Olav Orheim, the chair of GRID-Arendal's board, writes in the British newspaper The Independent that while no one is hol ...
Wednesday 28 Nov 2012
GRID-Arendal takes part in national consultations about the future of development
GRID-Arendal is taking part in national consultations about the future of development once the Millennium Development Goals are retired in 2015. The consultations will held in collaboration with a network of national UN-affiliated institutions ...
Tuesday 27 Nov 2012
Abidjan Convention Sustainable Seas pilot workshop report released
On 18-21 June 2012, GRID-Arendal, under the auspices of the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention (West Africa Regional Sea), hosted an exploratory workshopdedicated to identifying capacity building needs and priorities for the development of a ...
Tuesday 13 Nov 2012
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