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Bondevik to open the GVU in June
Kjell Magne Bondevik, the Norwegian Prime Minister, is to open the GVU at GRID-Arendal at an offical opening ceremony June 17. You can follow the opening live on the GVU web site.
Wednesday 28 May 2003
New e-Learner out
The GVU has launched the second edition of the newsletter: The e-Learner, analysing the e-Learning pedagogical approach of the GVU as well as presenting partners and events. The newsletter can be read and downloaded from the GVU web site.
Monday 26 May 2003
Green Lawyers Among Winners of UNEP Environment Awards
A Briton who championed the cause of the great apes and the rhino before tragically dying in an air crash is among this year’s winners of the prestigious UNEP Global 500 Award.
Monday 26 May 2003
New treaty on the Carpathian region will protect Europe’s largest remaining wilderness
Ministers from Central and Eastern Europe have adopted and signed a major new environmental agreement in Kiev today that will conserve Europe’s greatest reserve of untouched forests and large carnivores while benefiting isolated mountain communities and promoting the region’s continuing economic transition.
Thursday 22 May 2003
Thirteen Environmental Stories from Central Asia (pdf-file)
Future nuclear burial sites, radioactive scrap metal and bees in Kasakhstan are some of the 13 environmental stories that can be read in the new GRID-Arendal booklet: Thirteen Environmental Stories from Central Asia. The booklet has been written by Central Asian journalists, officials and environmental activists in order to captivate the real sentiments, fears and frustrations of people 'on the ground'.
Wednesday 21 May 2003
New report on environment and security in Central Asia and South Eastern Europe
A new report accesses the relation between environment and security in Central Asia. It looks at how environmental degradation and resource scarcity do not lead to conflict directly but they can contribute to accelerating already existing political, social crises and instability. The report has been produced by UNEP, UNDP and OSCE and GRID-Arendal has produced the maps and graphics.
Wednesday 21 May 2003
Virtual media tour now on CD-ROM
A guided virtual media tour on environmental issues in Central & Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia is now available on CD-ROM. GRID-Arendal has produced the CD-ROM which also provides a range of environmental stories from this area, a photo archive and contact details to local authorities.
Wednesday 21 May 2003
Closer Cooperation on Climate Change Agreed Between UNEP and Finland
A strengthened relationship between Finland and UNEP was announced today with new agreements signed in areas including pollution prevention, climate change, air quality monitoring and education.
Tuesday 13 May 2003
New Vital Graphics Package
Two out of every three people will live in water stressed areas by 2025. Major glaciers such as on Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya are melting. Such are some of the many future and present global water and climate trends that this new GRID-Arendal Vital Graphics Package highlights. The three graphics compilations focus on water, climate and climate in Africa. All graphics highlight causes, effects, trends and threats facing our world today.
Monday 05 May 2003
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