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UNEP project to integrate environment into Afghanistan’s development strategy
At the request of the Transitional Islamic Government of Afghanistan, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the European Commission and the Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment (MIWRE) today announced a ˆ4.27 million programme to promote good environmental governance and to support the rehabilitation of the country’s environment.
Tuesday 28 Oct 2003
Sustainable Development Pioneer and Wildlife Champion Co-Winners of Prestigious Environment Trophy
Xie Zhenhua of China, who has worked tirelessly to steer the world’s most populous country and fastest growing economy on an environmentally friendly path, is co-winner of this year’s prestigious United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sasakawa Environment prize.
Monday 27 Oct 2003
New interactive world map on the web
Have you ever wondered what the average life expectancy in the world is? Or would you like to know how many mobile phone subscribers there are? With this new interactive world atlas Globalis,produced by GRID-Arendal and the Norwegian UN Association, you choose what is displayed on the map.
Friday 24 Oct 2003
GA launches third Environment Times
The Polar Environment Times No 3 was launched at the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Polar Environment Times features articles from several of the ministers that went to Svalbard in August, views on Antarctica and a story on NATO bombing Saami ranges in northern Norway. To read the Polar Environment Times: www.grida.no/environmenttimes or email: polartimes@grida.no
Wednesday 22 Oct 2003
GA at UN Day in Stockholm
GRID-Arendal is organizing an event in Stockholm together with the other Swedish UN-organizations on the UN day 24 October. On the evening of 23 October there will be a reception with presentation of the UN development goals. The second day will see a seminar, with a focus on global trade agreements, and the world 'beyond Cancun'. Honored guest will be Kamal Malhotra, trade expert at UNDP.
Monday 20 Oct 2003
UNEP-WCMC: Underwater life support system dying through ignorance
Manatees, dugongs and green sea turtles are just some of the growing list of already threatened species at risk from the destruction of ocean seagrass a new report has revealed.
Wednesday 15 Oct 2003
Watch the launch of the UN House in Arendal
Norway's first UN House was launch 2 September in Arendal by Borge Brende, the Norwegian Minister for the Environment, Svein Tveitdal, Divisional Director in UNEP, GRID-Arendal and local representatives. In the beginning the house will host GRID-Arendal, the Global Virtual University and the Arctic University. Click the links below to watch the three minutes video for either broadband or ISDN.
Friday 03 Oct 2003
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