Arendal celebrates International Days 2012 to mark the observance of the 2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. Jointly organized by a group of local and regional institutions including GRID-Arendal, the events are designed to create awareness about the importance of sustainable energy, to promote action at all levels and to facilitate dialogue across all stakeholders.  

Monday 22 Oct 2012

On 8 October, the Nomadic Herders' project (www.reindeerherding.org/projects/nomadic-herders/) launched the Mongolian edition of the 2012 UNEP "Changing Taiga: Challenges to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders" report, which highlights some of the main environmental issues and challenges facing the countries' last remaining reindeer herders. 

Monday 15 Oct 2012

GRID-Arendal and Blue Climate Solutions today unveiled the redesigned ‘Blue Carbon Portal’, the world’s premier comprehensive community-based website for all matters related to blue carbon. Blue carbon is a concept that advances the sustainable management of coastal marine ecosystems that store and sequester atmospheric carbon, thereby helping to mitigate climate change.

Friday 21 Sep 2012

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