GRID-Arendal joins in the annual celebration of World Environment Day. Two UNEP reports, The Natural Fix? The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation and Vital Forest Graphics will be released on 5 June 2009 in Oslo and in Arendal, Norway. Both of these reports simultaneously point to the fact that conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and the environment will not only become important, but they will provide our best and most effective way to slow down climate change. GRID Arendal has played an important role in both initiatives.
The Oslo launch of these reports is in conjunction with the Workshop on Payments for Ecosystem Services organized by the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Norwegian Minister of Environment and Development Erik Solheim is a key speaker at the launch event.
GRID-Arendal and the UN City Arendal will also also jointly organize two screenings of the film HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand at the Saga Theater in Arendal.