Highlights

The Rapid Response Assessment report Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development is one of 10 finalists in the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 for News & Business Magazine of the Year. The Digital Magazine Awards 2010 are a global awards to showcase the best digital magazines and recognize the most influential people in digital publishing today.

Monday 25 Oct 2010

A report prepared by GRID-Arendal for UNEP will be released to coincide with the 10th Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. The report examines the limitations and strengths of existing environmental agreements for conserving and protecting Arctic biodiversity, and options for improvement.

Tuesday 19 Oct 2010

(5 Oct. 2010) – The images and stories are compelling. High school students in four Arctic communities have photographed and written about the changes they are seeing in their regions due to rapid climate change. And now they’ll be seen by people in the hometown of U.S. President Barak Obama.

Tuesday 05 Oct 2010

UNEP study tour sees close encounters with wildlife and inspiration for sustainable tourism

Tuesday 21 Sep 2010

2009 was a great year for GRID-Arendal. Prosperity and a motivated, highly productive staff were demonstrated when the organisation celebrated its 20th anniversary in August.
Download the report

Wednesday 01 Sep 2010

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited GRID-Arendal Tuesday, 1 September 2010, during their official tour of Aust-Agder County.

Wednesday 01 Sep 2010

GRID-Arendal, the Arendal Municipality, Vitensentert Sørlandet and other partners jointly hosted the visit of participants of the 2010 ZERO Emission Rally and organized hands-on workshops for 7th graders. The goals of the rally were: to create awareness of alternative sources of energy; to test the performance of hydrogen, plug-in hybrid and battery electric cars; and, to inspire manufacturers, researchers and students to further improve the technology. The 700 km rally, organized by ZERO and the Norwegian Automobile-Sport Federation, started in Oslo and ended in Stavanger.

Tuesday 31 Aug 2010

The United Nations Environment Programme via its collaborating center in Norway, GRID-Arendal, is undertaking an assessment of the state of the knowledge of methane gas hydrates. Global reservoirs of methane have long been the topic of scienti?c discussion in the context of environmental issues such as natural forces of climate change and as a potential energy resource for development. The rapidly evolving scienti?c and technological knowledge related to methane hydrates makes these formations increasingly prospective to economic development.

Friday 13 Aug 2010

Greenland hit the headlines this week after a vast block of ice broke off from the country's Petermann Glacier. The 600-foot thick iceberg is around four times the size of Manhattan. Researchers monitoring the Greenland ice sheet have said it represents the largest single shedding of Greenland's ice sheet in fifty years.

Friday 13 Aug 2010

This year GRID-Arendal will again be present at the festival to engage with the youth, enjoy the music and document environment related activities. Together with the Aust-Agder County we are challenging the festival audience in answering the question “How can festivals improve their environmental friendliness?”

Monday 28 Jun 2010