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They have many stories to tell - Portraits of Resilience director wins award for her work with youth
Young people in the Arctic and Small Island Developing States have a lot in common. They are the first generation to live in a world where the climate has been altered by human activity. They live in regions where the changes have been most pro ...
Friday 22 May 2015
Dumped E-Waste Worth up to $19 Billion Annually Poses Risks to Health, Deprives Countries of Resources
Up to 90 per cent of the world’s electronic waste, worth nearly US $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to a report prepared by GRID-Arendal for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 12 May 2015
GRID-Arendal on the move: World Ocean Assessment – Group of Experts meeting
Peter Harris attended a meeting of the Group of Experts of the World Ocean Assessment (WOA) in New York from 28 to 30 April. The meeting reviewed comments of the draft chapters of the upcoming assessment.
Friday 08 May 2015
Our thoughts are with Nepal
Many of us at GRID-Arendal feel closely connected to Nepal and the terrible tragedy that has struck the country last weekend. For several years now we have been working with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), ...
Tuesday 28 Apr 2015
Blue Forests advanced at the Norwegian Parliament
Late last year,GRID-Arendal, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) founded a new Norwegian initiative to strengthen and share national competence on ‘blue forest’ habitats. The network is n ...
Monday 27 Apr 2015
GRID-Arendal launches Story Map Gallery
GRID-Arendal recently launched a new and exciting initiative, the Story Map Gallery, which is designed to communicate its work and to raise awareness on environmental issues around the globe.
Friday 24 Apr 2015
Beyond Earth Hour: Managing Director Peter Harris urges residents of Arendal to take action
Arendal played host to an Earth Hour event on Saturday, 28 March 2015, at the Trefoldighet Church, joining millions of people across the world in raising awareness for the planet. The celebration featured live entertainment and a series of spee ...
Monday 20 Apr 2015
Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
Italy has been named host of the 2015 World Environment Day (WED) global celebrations on 5 June, in a joint announcement made by the Government of Italy and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Thursday 09 Apr 2015
GRID-Arendal hosts workshop for Romanian Climate Forum
Local government officials and representatives from several NGOs and businesses from Romania visited GRID-Arendal from 23 to 25 March and participated in a dialogue with Klimapartnere, a local network of organisations that are active on the iss ...
Wednesday 08 Apr 2015
Art exhibition at the Green Knowledge Centre: Anne Bulien
t GRID-Arendal’s Green Knowledge Centre hosted an art exhibition featuring the works of Arendal artist Anne Bulien from mid-January to mid-March. The exhibition featured 22 paintings and 5 drawings.
Thursday 26 Mar 2015
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