This week, community leaders from two small villages in very different parts of the world will meet on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to discuss a common problem: their need to relocate as a result of climate change. The communities of Newtok, Alaska, and the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea, are among the first in the world to choose relocation as the best means of adapting to the effects of a changing climate and ensuring their cultural survival. By Alyssa Johl and John Crump*
Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
GRID-Arendal, Kilden Internasjonale Kulturkontor and Aust-Agder Red Cross, in collaboration with the Arendal International Market and the International Week 2012, join the UN call for Sustainable Energy for All by organizing two flash mob events. The first, a flash mob dance, takes place on Friday, 29 June, at the new Arendal Amphitheatre. The second, a flash mob splash, takes place on Saturday, 30 June, at Pollen.
Monday 25 Jun 2012
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
(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 climate change. The region is an important testing ground for policies and measures to adapt to climate change, the effects of which are already being felt in the ecosystem.
Wednesday 18 Apr 2012
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
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 degradation, and habitat loss.
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Friday 24 Feb 2012
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 for Norway. Inspired in part by successful projects in Germany and the US, the project's objective is to reduce the negative environmental and socio-economic effects of private transport in the region.
Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
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 assessment that analyzes state and trends in the global environment, options for policy action to achieve internationally agreed goals.
Monday 20 Feb 2012
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 identify, learn from and replicate positive examples where tourism supports the creation, management, and development of protected areas.
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Friday 03 Feb 2012
21 January 2011 - Lawrence Hislop from GRID-Arendal led a training workshop together with the ReCo project at University of Tromso. The workshop involved PhD students who are using new communication technologies to help explain their research. 25 students were divided into five groups and each made a three-minute documentary film explaining the core findings in their research. Some of these films will be submitted to competitions to further exposure.
Thursday 26 Jan 2012