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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
Data for river basin management for the Baltic Sea Region
The final database for the transboundary Daugava/Zapadnaya Dvina and Nemunas/Neman river basins has been released from the DatabasiN project.
Friday 30 Nov 2007
UNEP and WMO Panel Puts Final Full Stop Behind Risks and Rewards of Combating Climate Change
Pocket Guide for Policy Makers Agreed by IPCC in Run Up to Bali Conference
Monday 19 Nov 2007
UNEP/GRID-Arendal hosts public forum on climate change
Panel to discuss climate change impacts, strategies and opportunities for action
Monday 05 Nov 2007
UNEP/GRID-Arendal selected as one of three finalists for Glassbjørnen Prize for the category eco-efficient procurement and practice
GRID-Arendal has been announced as one of three finalists in the 2007 national environment award, Glassbjørnen Prize for the category eco-efficient procurement and practice. The prize, awarded by the Norwegian Foundation for Sustainable Consumption and Production (GRIP), is given in recognition of the most eco-efficient procurement policy practised by a Norwegian organization.
Friday 02 Nov 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
Balkan Vital Graphics: environment without borders
GRID-Arendal launches a new publication that highlights environmental challenges and economic opportunities in the Balkans.
Thursday 11 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
Educational posters for the International Polar Year
Five thematic posters will be prepared for the IPY, with funding from the Norwegian Research Council
Thursday 13 Sep 2007
International day of the world's indigenous people Aug. 9
The Right to be Cool: Celebrating International Day of the World's Indigenous People
Tuesday 14 Aug 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
Authorities Step Up Action Against Illegal Loggers Threatening the Last Orang-Utans
UNEP Urges Timber Importing Nations and International Community to Back Indonesia’s Efforts by Boosting Customs and Border Controls
Monday 11 Jun 2007
New report examines opportunities for improving environment and security in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine
A new assessment report examines the links between environment and security in three East European countries and proposes some 20 projects and activities for improving conditions there.
Tuesday 05 Jun 2007
Melting Ice—A Hot Topic? New UNEP Report Shows Just How Hot It’s Getting
Lives and Livelihoods of Hundreds of Millions if Not Billions in Many Parts of the World Influenced by Ice and Snow Losses Linked to Climate Change
Monday 04 Jun 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
Many Strong Voices call for action on climate change
Meeting in Belize will develop adaptation strategies for Arctic and Small Island Developing States.
Wednesday 23 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
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