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Seminar outputs: MEAs and the Arctic
The Arendal Seminar on Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic was held in Arendal, Norway on Sept 21-22 2006. Recommendations and results from the seminar, stakeholder presentations and the overview report are available on the outputs web-page
Friday 17 Nov 2006
The Norwegian Action Plan for environment in co-operation development
Seminar on Focus on UN and Norwegian institutions as partners
Wednesday 01 Nov 2006
Curbing Coastal Pollution Aids Recovery of Heat-Stressed Corals
Beijing/Nairobi, 19 October 2006 - The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to which they are exposed, new findings indicate.
Thursday 19 Oct 2006
More co-operation needed to avoid fires in Nagorno-Karabakh region, OSCE-led expert mission finds
YEREVAN, 13 October 2006 - An OSCE-led team of international and local experts today called for more co-operation to prevent and manage fires in and around Nagorno-Karabakh following the end of a 10-day mission to assess the environmental impact of fires in the region.
Monday 16 Oct 2006
Winners of 2006 United Nations Environment Programme Sasakawa Prize Announced
Nairobi, 28 September 2006 – The daily struggle of billions of people living in the world’s drylands is being recognized through the awarding of a key environment prize to two grassroots initiatives.
Friday 29 Sep 2006
Dr. Peter Prokosch to head UNEP/GRID-Arendal
It’s with great pleasure we announce that GRID-Arendal has appointed new Managing Director. Dr. Peter Prokosch comes from a long career in WWF, where he since 2002 has held the position as Chief Executive Officer of WWF Germany in Frankfurt. From 1992 to 2001 Prokosch was Director of WWF International’s Arctic Programme in Oslo, Norway.
Thursday 07 Sep 2006
Children Paint Climate Change
16th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment
Wednesday 06 Sep 2006
Knowing Nature - Indigenous Knowledge helps in Disaster Management
To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is announcing a unique programme that draws upon indigenous knowledge to help deal with natural disasters.
Wednesday 09 Aug 2006
The International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management 10 - 14 June 2007, Arendal, Norway
The main objective is to present current knowledge and to address issues on advice and management related to the coastal zone.
Wednesday 09 Aug 2006
UNEP and Tara Arctic 2007 – 2008
UNEP supported polar expedition departs on unique voyage of science and exploration
Tuesday 18 Jul 2006
Seminar on MEAs and their relevance to the Arctic, 21-22 September 2006 in Arendal, Norway
The main objective of the seminar is to identify opportunities for using the global and regional Multilateral Environmental Agreements as policy tools to strengthen environment management to support sustainable development in the Arctic region and minimize negative global impact from Arctic environmental change
Thursday 06 Jul 2006
Future of World’s Arid Regions Chronicled in Landmark UN Environment Report
Algiers/London/Nairobi/Rioja, 5 June 2006 – The world’s deserts are facing dramatic changes as a result of global climate change, high water demands, tourism and salt contamination of irrigated soils.
Monday 05 Jun 2006
World Environment Day 2006
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
Monday 05 Jun 2006
Tromsø, Norway to Host World Environment Day 2007
A range of events, reflecting the threats from global warming to the people and wildlife across the world, are to be staged in Norway’s most northerly city Tromsø as well as the capital Oslo and other Norwegian cities. 2007 also marks the start of International Polar Year.
Monday 22 May 2006
UNEP Shelf Programme launches One Stop Data Shop
On behalf of the UNEP Shelf Programme managed by GRID-Arendal we are pleased to officially launch our new online Data Inventory Map solution of the One Stop Data Shop.
Friday 05 May 2006
Upcoming seminar on environmental agreements in the Arctic
Preliminary announcement of the "Multilateral Environmental Agreements and their relevance to the Arctic" seminar 21-22 September 2006 in Arendal, Norway
Wednesday 26 Apr 2006
Chernobyl 20 Years On
Twenty years ago, in the night from 25 to 26 April 1986, the world's largest ever nuclear accident occured at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in what is today Ukraine.
Wednesday 26 Apr 2006
Mediterranean Threatened by Development Pressures
Development pressures threaten to overwhelm the Mediterranean by 2025, says Blue Plan report. Study also recommends solutions for minimizing the damage (from
Wednesday 05 Apr 2006
World’s first environmental broadband TV channel ‘’ is launched, the world’s first broadband TV channel dedicated to environmental issues, was launched 31 March 2006. has been developed with support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Tuesday 04 Apr 2006
UNEP Bids Farewell to Klaus Toepfer
31 March 2006 marks the last day in office of UNEP’s Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer. Mr Toepfer, who has headed the organization for eight years since February 1998, has presided over a period in UNEP’s history that has seen environmental sustainability become front page news and central to international development goals.
Friday 31 Mar 2006
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