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A joint call for South-South and Regional Cooperation to tackle climate change challenges
The importance of fostering cooperation among countries and regions to address adaptation to climate change and sustainable development in developing countries, mountainous nations, and SIDS was the central theme of the side event ‘Adaptation w ...
Tuesday 19 Nov 2013
John Crump blogs from COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland
Two shadows hang over this year's United Nations Climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland...
Tuesday 12 Nov 2013
The Future We Want For All - Report on the National Post-2015 Consultations in Norway
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have achieved remarkable progress in development since 1990. But the job is not finished, and we still have a long way to go to reverse the increasing gap between rich and poor, the continuing environment ...
Wednesday 23 Oct 2013
A tribute to Ambassador Hans Wilhelm Longva
Norwegian jurist and top diplomat Hans Wilhelm Longva was especially known during an extensive and impressive career, for his diplomatic role in the Middle East. The UNEP Shelf Programme also benefited from his wisdom and statesmanship.
Tuesday 15 Oct 2013
Minamata Convention on Mercury Opens for Signing 10 October 2013 in Japan
The agreement is a response to the realization that mercury pollution is a global problem that no one country can solve alone. The convention was four years in the making, with morethan 130 nations agreeing by consensus to a final text in Janua ...
Thursday 10 Oct 2013
Video: Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)
Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) are of increasing political interest as this approach helps preserve ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. Despite the valid global debate on pros and cons of this scheme, we believe that PES ...
Monday 07 Oct 2013
TEDxArendal celebrated the rich history of Norway's Agder region
In conjunction with Arendalsuka 2013, TEDxArendal celebrated the rich history of Norway's Agder region -- an area known for coastal towns and seaworthy inhabitants -- by juxtaposing it with ideas for its future.
Thursday 26 Sep 2013
Capacity building workshop: State of the Marine Environment reporting
GRID-Arendal, UNEP and the Abidjan Convention are organising a workshop together on State of the Marine Environment (SOME) reporting. It will take place in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, from 31 October to 3 November 2013.
Monday 23 Sep 2013
GRID-Arendal participated in Arendalsuka 2013
Arendalsuka is an annual forum organized by the Municipality of Arendal and attended by national and local representatives of politic parties, businesses and the private sector to present ideas and answer questions on a wide range of political, ...
Thursday 08 Aug 2013
UN Environment Head Welcomes Signal to Combat Climate Change by World’s Two Key Economies
Nairobi, 9 June 2013—A decision by China and the United States to cooperate on phasing down a group of synthetic chemicals in order to combat climate change was today welcomed by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director ...
Monday 10 Jun 2013
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