GRID-Arendal at the UN climate change meetings in Bali
GRID-Arendal is working at the UNFCCC meetings in Bali with many partners from different parts of the world. Activities include coordinating activities under Many Strong Voices; holding consultations on a draft of UNEP's Indigenous People's policy; and working with CICERO to promote the messages from the UNEP Global Outlook on Ice and Snow.
Monday 03 Dec 2007
Environmental Cooperation creates Opportunities for Further Progress in Europe
Nairobi, 25 October: Since the publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, Europe has made great strides in reducing and even preventing many forms of pollution, but rising (average) incomes and related lifestyle changes are leading to higher greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts.
Thursday 25 Oct 2007
Planet’s Tougher Problems Persist, UN Report Warns
Nairobi/New York, 25 October: The United Nations Environment Programme says that major threats to the planet such as climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population are among the many that remain unresolved, and all of them put humanity at risk.
Thursday 25 Oct 2007
Updated Arctic sea-ice graphics
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic is an important indicator for climate change, and the 2007 season has presented a record low in the extent. Map and trends have been updated from Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
Tuesday 23 Oct 2007
UNEP/GRID-Arendal celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 award to IPCC
The Norwegian Nobel Committee today announced that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 will be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”
Friday 12 Oct 2007
International Ozone Day 2007 – 16 September 2007
UNEP/DTIE and GRID-Arendal are launching “Vital Ozone Graphics - resource kit for journalists” on the occasion of International Ozone Day 2007 and in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. The kit features new graphics that present the physical, technical, economic and political aspects of the process of ozone depletion in the atmosphere and the world’s response to meet this challenge.
Monday 17 Sep 2007
Arctic oil and gas issues: Statoil training and awareness
This 200-page report covers issures related to fuels extraction in the circum-polar Arctic. Four case studies present experiences and outlook related to integrated ecosystem management (IEM), local communities and indigenous peoples and the situation in Canada, Alaska and Sakhalin.
Tuesday 07 Aug 2007
Many Strong Voices join forces on climate change
Driven by the need to protect the cultures and economies of countries and regions most affected by climate change, representatives of Arctic communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from the Caribbean, and Pacific have formed an alliance called Many Strong Voices to press for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Wednesday 30 May 2007
The Arctic Experience: Arctic Biodiversity Beyond Polar Bears
Climate Change is impacting biodiversity at a global and unprecedented scale. The Arctic region is hit particularly hard. It is already warming 2 – 2,5 times faster than the global average, due to a thinner atmosphere and several positive feedback responses. Changes in the Arctic will have major repercussions for all other global regions through changes in the hydrological cycle, the weather cycle, the carbon cycle or atmospheric changes, but also by impacting its unique biodiversity.
Tuesday 22 May 2007