GRID-Arendal celebrates 25 years and appoints its 5th Managing Director
Arendal/Oslo, 4 June 2014 - After serving two 4-year terms, German marine biologistand Arctic expert Dr. Peter Prokosch (62) is stepping down as Managing Director ofGRID-Arendal this autumn. A new Managing Director will take over on 1st September,the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Olav Orheim, announced today.
Thursday 05 Jun 2014
Pollination and Land Degradation: Top Priorities for New Intergovernmental Body
Antalya, Turkey, December 14, 2013 – The groundbreaking Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) today agreed to develop a set of assessments on pollination and food production, land degradation and invasive species aimed at providing policymakers with the tools to tackle pressing environmental challenges.
Tuesday 17 Dec 2013
The UN-REDD Programme Receives US$ 40 Million Pledge from Norway to Help 48 Developing Countries Halt Deforestation
WARSAW, POLAND - 21 NOVEMBER, 2013 – At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP.
Thursday 21 Nov 2013
ZAMBEZI RIVER BASIN ATLAS OF THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
TheZambezi River Basin Atlas of the Changing Environment, the first of its kind in the Zambezi River Basin and in southern Africa, will be launched on 29 May in Luanda, Angola at a meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Water.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
TOXIC TOYS: PLAYING WITH POISON
Geneva, Switzerland – International organizations today released a study finding extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in toys and other products consumed by children.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
New UN Report Warns of Uncertain Future for African Elephants
Bangkok, 6 March 2013 — Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.
Wednesday 06 Mar 2013
The Ministry of Environment signs agreement with UNEP on GRID-Arendal
The Norwegian Ministry of Environment has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on continued cooperation and support to GRID-Arendal for the next 10 years. The MoU confirms GRID-Arendal's status as a "Centre of Excellence on Polar and Cryosphere Issues," and as a key partner for UNEP.
Thursday 07 Feb 2013
‘Minamata’ Convention Agreed by Nations
Geneva/Nairobi, 19 January 2013--International effort to address mercury—a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects—was today delivered a significant boost with governments agreeing to a global, legally-binding treaty to prevent emissions and releases.
Monday 21 Jan 2013
Abu Dhabi Champions Nature-based Climate Change Mitigation
Abu Dhabi, January 9, 2013: The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) recently launched a pioneering ‘Blue Carbon’ project that connects the local natural coastal ecosystem management with climate change mitigation.
Wednesday 16 Jan 2013
Republic of Moldova and Ukraine sign Treaty on sustainable management of Dniester River Basin
29 November 2012, Rome – On 29 November the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Gheorge Salaru, and the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Mr. Eduard Stavytskyi, signed the bilateral Treaty on Cooperation on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Dniester River Basin. The signing ceremony took place in the Italian Parliament during the Meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention).
Friday 30 Nov 2012
AUST-AGDER COUNTY CONTRIBUTES TO ENVIRONMENTAL EFFORTS IN THE CASPIAN SEA
Arendal, Norway – On October 4th, GRID-Arendal has invited the Fylkesmann’s office to share best practices in data management in Aust-Agder with a delegation from the five Caspian states: Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, and Turkmenistan. The presentation will be part of a four-day training workshop hosted jointly by GRID-Arendal and the European Environmental Agency, taking place in both in Copenhagen and in Arendal. The workshop is being held in support of the Interim Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as the Tehran Convention and will provide delegates with training in environmental data management.
Wednesday 03 Oct 2012