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[BLOG] Green Civilization
I went to UNEA-2 along with Director Anders Oskal and Professor Svein Mathiesen from the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) to work with other like-minded people to help increase understanding of the importance of pastoralism. ...
Thursday 02 Jun 2016
[BLOG] Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems
There has been a lot of bad news in the last weeks about coral reefs. We have heard that 93% of reefs in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have bleached as a result of the current El Nino, which climate scientists all agree has been exacerbated by ...
Wednesday 25 May 2016
[BLOG] Extracting for Progress
The first day of UNEA-2 is over and Yannick Beaudoin reflects on one of many important events - Extractive resources, peace and sustainable development: natural resource management and mediation in conflict-affected areas.
Tuesday 24 May 2016
GRID-Arendal at UNEA-2 web space now live!
UNEA-2 is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. More than 190 countries will meet in Nairobi from 23-27 May to issue a global call to action to address the critical environmental challenges the world faces today.
Friday 20 May 2016
Solheim blir ny sjef for FNs miljøprogram
Nyheten om at Norges tidligere miljø- og utviklingsminister blir leder for FNs miljøprogram (UNEP), kommer på et meget viktig tidspunkt i følge GRID-Arendals administrerende direktør, Peter Harris.
Wednesday 04 May 2016
Solheim appointment to UNEP continues “legacy of support” to UN
The announcement that Norway’s former environment minister as new head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) comes at an important moment, according to Peter Harris, Managing Director of GRID-Arendal.
Tuesday 03 May 2016
Climate change in the Tropical Andes needs regional action
Lima, Peru 28 April 2016 – A new report recommends that adapting to climate change in the Tropical Andes requires a regional strategy that must include the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and women.
Thursday 28 Apr 2016
Personal reflections from a visit to Guinea Bissau
Kari Synnøve Johansen recently travelled to Guinea Bissau to help run a regional workshop on linking marine ecosystem services and development planning.
Sunday 10 Apr 2016
“Just signing agreements not enough” - World gathers in Nairobi next month to take action on environment
Last year saw the adoption of two groundbreaking environmental agreements on sustainable development and climate change.
Thursday 07 Apr 2016
Telling a Story (Map): Indigenous Peoples and the Arctic Council
Showing human experience in maps has always been a cartographic challenge. Mainly because it is so complex that it calls for simplification, especially when displaying the story of not one but millions of individuals.
Sunday 03 Apr 2016
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