Highlights

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

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

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 Assessment’ shows that women play a stronger role than men in the management of ecosystems services and food security in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region.

Tuesday 06 Dec 2011

John Crump is GRID-Arendal's Senior Climate Change Advisor. He is currently covering the negotiations in Durban for the office, and promoting the work of Many Strong Voices, a programme which links the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on climate change adaptation and mitigation. A former journalist, John is a keen blogger and will be sending regular updates on the negotiations on his blog.

Monday 28 Nov 2011

Across the planet millions of animals travel with the seasons from one location to the next. Not unlike modern transport systems with interconnected airports, road and railway grids, migratory species depend on a network of habitats and corridors across the planet. Losing a single migration corridor may jeopardize entire populations.

Monday 21 Nov 2011

Two reports jointly prepared by Zoi Environment and GRID-Arendal for the Environment and Security Initiative were launched at the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference that took place in Astana, Kazakhstan from  21 to 23 September 2011.

Wednesday 21 Sep 2011

These pages put a spotlight on Green Economy thinking and activities of GRID-Arendal. Features include a movie from the MAIN project (Mitigation and Adaptation Information Network), access to GRID-Arendal’s Green Economy publications, graphics, and a selection of photos from our library.

Thursday 30 Jun 2011

A 7-day training programme to raise awareness of the youth on the impact of climate change in the Arctic  takes place this summer in Svalbard, Norway aboard the ship M/v "Antarctic Dream".  Organized by the British Council, the training programme will be attended by twenty young people from across Europe and Canada who are active in climate change projects.   The programme will be facilitated by experts from GRID-Arendal.

Tuesday 14 Jun 2011

The University of the Arctic celebrates its 10th year anniversary with a special seminar on the theme of Green Growth and the Arctic.  The seminar, which was hosted by the University of Lapland on 8 June 2011.  Featured speakers included Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson (President of Iceland), Hannele Pokka (Permanent Secretary of Finland’s Ministry of the Environment), Gustaf Lind (Sweden’s Arctic Ambassador), J. Okalik Eegeesiak (President of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association), Nicolas Bertrand (UNEP’s Green Economy Expert). The seminar is expected to open up new opportunities for cooperation in the Arctic.  

Friday 10 Jun 2011

GRID-Arendal, the Arendal Diving Centre/Diving Club and Flumill AS celebrated World Oceans Day with a series of events including a refreshing dip in the sea in front of the UN House. 


Members of the Arendal Diving Club shared their experiences and findings when diving in the waters around Arendal. They picked up garbage from the bottom of the harbour area, showing a bad example of how people are treating the ocean. 


On the other hand; as an example of harnessing the resources of the ocean; representatives from Flumill AS presented their patented technology and plans to test a 1.5 MW tidal power pilot system by the end of this year.

Wednesday 08 Jun 2011