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Fredskorpset Exchange Provides Unique Learning Opportunity
GRID-Arendal recently completed its third round of the Fredskorpset (FK-Norway) professional exchange programme. The programme helps to strengthen GRID-Arendal’s partnerships in Africa and to identify new areas of focus for future work. Most im ...
Monday 03 Dec 2012
Observer status allows Many Strong Voices to contribute to the IPCC process
Many Strong Voices recently became an Observer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), cementing its position as an international lobbying platform for vulnerable communities of the Arctic and in Small Island Developing States ...
Wednesday 28 Nov 2012
Bring Warming Talks In From The Cold
Climate change experts and government officials have arrived in Doha, Qatar, for yet another round of global climate talks. Olav Orheim, the chair of GRID-Arendal's board, writes in the British newspaper The Independent that while no one is hol ...
Wednesday 28 Nov 2012
GRID-Arendal takes part in national consultations about the future of development
GRID-Arendal is taking part in national consultations about the future of development once the Millennium Development Goals are retired in 2015. The consultations will held in collaboration with a network of national UN-affiliated institutions ...
Tuesday 27 Nov 2012
Abidjan Convention Sustainable Seas pilot workshop report released
On 18-21 June 2012, GRID-Arendal, under the auspices of the Secretariat of the Abidjan Convention (West Africa Regional Sea), hosted an exploratory workshopdedicated to identifying capacity building needs and priorities for the development of a ...
Tuesday 13 Nov 2012
Celebrating International Days 2012 in Arendal
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 c ...
Monday 22 Oct 2012
Mongolian edition of Changing Taiga launched
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 ...
Monday 15 Oct 2012
Blue Carbon Portal continues to Provide Home for International Blue Carbon Community
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 ...
Friday 21 Sep 2012
Many Strong Voices: Community Leaders Meet to Discuss Relocation in the Face of Climate Change
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 communit ...
Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
Flash mob dance and splash in support of Sustainable Energy for All - Friday, 29 June
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 event ...
Monday 25 Jun 2012