GRID Polar Division News

GEO Year Book 2007 Underlines environ­­mental risks and opportunities of globalization
Global Environment Outlook Year Book 2007 Launched at UNEP’s 24th Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Monday 05 Feb 2007
Worldwide Glacier Melting Underlined in New Data
New data for 2005 published by the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) confirm the trend of accelerated ice loss during the past two and a half decades.
Tuesday 30 Jan 2007
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
Arctic conservation area revised (CAFF boundary)
Arctic conservation maps now include the Faroe Islands and the Commander Islands. Cartography and data editing prepared by GRID-Arendal.
Monday 18 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
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
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
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
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