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
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
As part of its continuing efforts to raise global awareness about the effects of climate change, UNEP will release Global Outlook for Ice & Snow at the outset of the International Polar Year 2007-2008. This new analysis will focus on the changes in ice-and snow-covered regions and highlight the consequences of those changes for the global community.
Monday 12 Feb 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
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