GRID Polar Division News

Workshop of the EU Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic
April 02-04, 2014 - Lawrence Hislop, from GRID-Arendal´s Polar and Cryosphere Division, participated in a review workshop of the EU project: Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic. The workshop took place at the Sami Education Institute in Inari, Finland.
Monday 07 Apr 2014
A Study Shows How Power Lines Affect Reindeer
Mammals and birds have long been avoiding the proximity of power lines,leaving scientists perplexed as to why animals would consistently avoid a seemingly passive structure, that was neither an impenetrable physical barrier nor associated with human traffic. A new study, published in Conservation Biology and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Norwegian reindeer administration, might have found the answer. Christian Nellemann, from GRID-Arendal´s Polar and Cryosphere Division, co-authored this study.
Thursday 13 Mar 2014
HICAP meeting to establish `Priorities for Research, Policy, and Practices in Northeast India’
February 28, 2014, Guwahati, Assam, India - The Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP) held a two-day conference on `Climate Change Adaptation: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Practices in Northeast India’.
Friday 28 Feb 2014
Arctic Parliamentarians Meet to Discuss the Region´s Future
February 28, 2014, Yukon, Canada - The Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region (SCPAR) gathered in Ottawa recently to discuss shipping, economic development, and the health and well-being of Arctic residents as they prepare for a major conference this September in Whitehorse, Yukon.
Friday 28 Feb 2014
Working with Reindeer Herders to Conserve Biodiversity
The Nomadic Herders’ project engages with reindeer herders in Far East Russia to conserve biodiversity.Between March 15-18, 2013, the Nomadic Herders/EALLIN workshop “Role of Youth in Preservation of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic” was held in Yakutsk, Russia.
Tuesday 18 Feb 2014
Mountain Partnership Highlights Importance of Mountains in Post-2015 Process
January 2014 - GRID-Arendal contributed to the production ofa series of policy briefs on energy, forests and biodiversity, and climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR), released bythe Mountain Partnershipas part of its efforts to contribute to the post-2015 development agenda process.
Thursday 13 Feb 2014
UN Urged to Recognize Benefits Derived from Mountain Regions as Essential for Sustainable Development
Jan 8, 2014 - GRID-Arendal has been working in cooperation with UNEP and the Mountain Partnership to develop a series of policy briefs on the importance of mountains and their ecosystems. The first one, published in November 2013, which addressed the vast energy potential of mountainous regions, has been met with enthusiasm by the international community. The next two, respectively on climate change and biodiversity, are to be released soon.
Thursday 09 Jan 2014
Next HICAP Journalist Workshop is Open for Application
The Training Workshop for Journalists in Northeast India is scheduled to be held from 17 – 23 February 2014 in Assam, India. Candidates from media channels such as radio, print, web, video, and photo journalism are welcome to apply.
Wednesday 18 Dec 2013
Arctic Circle Conference in Iceland
October 11-14, 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland - GRID-Arendal staff attended the Arctic Circle meetings and side events.
Tuesday 15 Oct 2013
Towards GEO 6: Meeting Held in Berlin
October 8-10, 2013, Berlin, Germany - GRID-Arendal staff participated in the GEO5 evaluation team, promoted Polar and Cryosphere inputs for the new report, and discussed the role of collaborating centres with GEO project team.
Sunday 13 Oct 2013