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[It shouldn’t] rain at Arctic Frontiers
It’s not supposed to rain 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. In January. But the first day of this year’s Arctic Frontiers Conference was greeted by grey skies and showers. The snow – and howling wind – came at the end of the week.
Saturday 13 Feb 2016
Opinion: Conversations Beyond Development
There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. - Michel Foucault
Thursday 11 Feb 2016
All that the ocean does for us
How do we describe -- and measure -- everything the ocean does for us? This was a key question at thethethird annualMapping Ocean Wealthprojectmeeting that GRID-Arendalrecentlyattended in Miami, Florida.
Thursday 11 Feb 2016
More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods
Celebrated 2 February under the theme "Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable Livelihoods", the World Wetlands Day 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Over 800 events worldwide will highlight the vital ...
Tuesday 02 Feb 2016
“Great stories and beautiful photos” - Many Strong Voices Arctic youth photo project on display in Canada
As you walk through the front entrance of the Vancouver Aquarium, you are struck by the images. Two-metre long banners containing photos and stories of youth from four Arctic communities are being exhibited at the aquarium until 14 February. ...
Monday 18 Jan 2016
Two journalists win awards to investigate environmental crime
GRID-Arendal and SKUP (The Norwegian Foundation for a Free and Investigative Press)today named the two winners of theEnvironmental Investigative Journalism grant for 2015.
Tuesday 22 Dec 2015
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Staff at GRID-Arendal
A message from Peter Harris, Managing Director of GRID-Arendal. Christmas and New Year are times to reflect, to slow down and spend time with family and friends. And it’s a time to look back on the last 12 months.
Wednesday 16 Dec 2015
GRID-Arendal designs the Blue Carbon Counter for COP21
The Coastal Blue Carbon Counter is a joint initiative with The Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean WealthProject, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) andGRID-Arendal.
Wednesday 16 Dec 2015
COP21: Mountain Adaptation Needs Regional Cooperation
When French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius brought the gavel down on the successful conclusion of the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris last Saturday, he was also signaling that the hard work is about to begin.
Saturday 12 Dec 2015
“Inspirational” climate change and water atlas released at COP21
(11 December 2015 -- Paris, France) As negotiations at COP 21 headed towards a conclusion, political leaders from a number of mountain nations called for international cooperation to deal with pressing adaptation needs in the face of climate ch ...
Friday 11 Dec 2015
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