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Follow the latest updates from John Crump, GRID-Arendal's senior climate advisor at COP 17
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 ...
Monday 28 Nov 2011
Frequent travellers of the animal world at risk - New UNEP/CMS report on ecological networks
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 corrido ...
Monday 21 Nov 2011
ENVSEC Reports released in Astana
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 Septem ...
Wednesday 21 Sep 2011
Green Economy section is now launched!
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, ...
Thursday 30 Jun 2011
Arctic Climate Training - 26 June – 3 July 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 ...
Tuesday 14 Jun 2011
University of the Arctic celebrates 10 years
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 R ...
Friday 10 Jun 2011
Celebrating World Oceans Day - 8 June
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 experienc ...
Wednesday 08 Jun 2011
Call for articles - Environment & Poverty Times
GRID-Arendal in collaboration with UNEP's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the UN-ESCAP are currently preparing the 7th issue of Environment & Poverty Times (EPT). We would like to invite contributors to submit brief narrative a ...
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Director of UNEP DCPI visited GRID-Arendal
Mr. Satinder Bindra, Director for Communications and Public Information of UNEP visited GRID-Arendal on 25 March. He met with the staff to discuss cooperation between UNEP and GRID-Arendal in the areas of communication and outreach.
Monday 28 Mar 2011
UN Report Launched on World Water Day 2011 Outlines Actions Towards Reversing Unsustainable Path
A new Rapid Response Assessment report entitled Green Hills, Blue Cities: An Ecosystems Approach to Water Resource Management for African Cities, prepared by GRID-Arendal for UNEP and UN-HABITAT, was launched in Cape Town on the occasion of Wor ...
Monday 21 Mar 2011