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
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
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
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
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