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Global Environment Outlook-5 launched
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
GRID-Arendal trains youth climate activists in the Wadden Sea
(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 clima ...
Wednesday 18 Apr 2012
Many Strong Voices launches new website
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
GRID-Arendal joins the newly-launched Global Partnership for Oceans
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 ...
Friday 24 Feb 2012
GRID-Arendal receives "Grønt Stipend" Award
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 fo ...
Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers Released at UNEP Governing Council
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 assessme ...
Monday 20 Feb 2012
Linking Tourism and Conservation Survey
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 i ...
Friday 03 Feb 2012
GRID-Arendal delivers media training to the next generation of Arctic researchers
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. ...
Thursday 26 Jan 2012
New iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change
A free iPhone application, named Blue and REDD Carbon, was launched today at the official opening of the One UN Pavillion at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Tuesday 13 Dec 2011
Women Most at Risk from Climate Disasters, Says UN Report
Launched on December 6th at a side event of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 17, a new UNEP publication, entitled ‘Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and hopes, A rapid Response Assessm ...
Tuesday 06 Dec 2011