GRID Polar Division News

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
Adaptation to Climate Change Key Challenge for Arctic Peoples and Arctic Economy
Thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and significant changes in natural resources demand a comprehensive sustainable development plan.
Wednesday 11 Apr 2007
International Polar Year- A Statement by the United Nations Environment Programme
Message from UNEP on the polar regions, the polar year and the role of UNEP
Thursday 22 Mar 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
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